Parachromis friedrichsthalii (Heckel, 1840)
Yellowjacket cichlid
photo by DATZ

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
 Max. size:  28 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Central America: Atlantic slope, in Mexico (Usumacinta River), Belize, Honduras and Guatemala.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabits rivers and lakes, preferring the slower moving waters. Feeds primarily upon other live fishes. Enters brackish water. Used in experimental and behavioral research.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 11.02.93
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
 Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 14.03.01

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