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For the Spanish girls' name, see Rocío.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Rocio
Schmitter-Soto, 2007
Type species
Heros octofasciatus
Regan, 1903

Rocio is a small genus of cichlid fishes from Mexico and northern Central America.


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


The genus name is derived from name of J. J. Schmitter-Soto's wife. Meaning dew of the morning in Spanish, this ties in with the colorful spotting that is found in members of this genus.[1]


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