Juan Miguel Artigas Azas,
Cichlid Room Companion

On the balsas living diamond; "Cichlasoma" istlanum Jordan and Snyder 1899

By , 1991.

On the balsas living diamond; \

Classification: Species overview, Central and North America.

'Cichlasoma' istlanum 'Cichlasoma' istlanum male in Papagayo River, Mezcala, Balsas. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas.

Ruling the underwater environment of the Mexican largest Pacific drainage, the Balsas river system, lives as the solely native representative of the cichlid family a beautiful fish of magnificent colors and interesting habits, 'Cichlasoma' istlanum.

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