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Cichlasoma trimaculatum  (Günther, 1867)

Three spot cichlid
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Cichlasoma: Greek, kichle = wrasse + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 21°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Central America: Pacific slope rivers of the Pacific slope from Mexico to El Salvador.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377); 25.0 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits slow moving waters of the lower river valleys and prefers mud and sand bottoms where it lives in the roots and weeds. Feeds on small fishes, macro-invertebrates and aquatic and terrestrial insects.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Large females can lay more than 1000 eggs. Females reach sexual maturity at 8-10 cm, males at 12-14 cm (Ref. 2060).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Kullander, S.O., 2003. Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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