Parachromis

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Parachromis
Parachromis managuensis 2012 G1.jpg
Jaguar Guapote (P. managuense)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Parachromis
Agassiz, 1859
Type species
Parachromis gulosus
Agassiz, 1859

Parachromis is a genus of cichlids native to Central America. Some species occur in Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua. All species are predatory and relatively large for cichlids.

Species[edit]

There are currently five recognized species in this genus:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Parachromis in FishBase. April 2013 version.