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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.


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


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