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Etymology/Derivation of Scientific Name
Maximum size: 12 cm (Fuller et al 1999).
Distribution (Native and Introduced)
U.S. distribution: It has a wide distribution from the Pacific slope of Guatemala up to Costa Rica; it also occurs on the Atlantic slope of Honduras to the Rio Guarumo in Panama (Axelrod 1993).
Abundance/Conservation status (Federal, State, NGO)
Age at maturation:
Phylogeny and morphologically similar fishes
Commercial or Environmental Importance
Axelrod, H. R. 1993. The Most Complete Colored Lexicon of Cichlids: Every known cichlid illustrated in color. T. F. H. Publications. Neptune, New Jersey. 864 pp.
Fuller, P. L., L. G. Nico, and J. D. 1999. Nonindigenous fishes introduced into inland waters of the United States. American Fisheries Society, Special Publicatino 27, Bethesda, Maryland 613 pp.