Michi Tobler, 2005
Cichlid Room Companion
Focus Central America

South Americans reaching Central America

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Last updated on 18-Aug-2005

Some species from South American cichlid groups can be found in the southern part of Central America with one species reaching Costa Rica. These cichlid usually are not considered as Central Americans, but are listed here for the sake of completeness:

Cichlasomine cichlids:    

Aequidens coeruleopunctatus (Kner, 1863)

Atlantic slope of Panama, reaches the Coto river on the Pacific versant of Costa Rica C
Geophagine cichlids:    

Geophagus crassilabris Steindachner, 1876

Atlantic and Pacific versant of Panama C
Heroine cichlids:    

"Cichlasoma" atromaculatum (Regan, 1905)

Columbia and Province San Blas on the Atlantic versant of Panama C

"Cichlasoma" umbriferum Meek & Hildebrand, 1913

Pacific versant of Panama (Rio Sambu, Rio Tuira, Rio Chucunaque) C


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