Cribroheros longimanus (Günther, 1867)
Red breast cichlid
Cribroheros longimanus
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlinae
Max. size:  13.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7 - 8; dH range: 5 - 20
Distribution:  Central America: Atlantic slope from Honduras (Rio Aguan) to Nicaragua (Río Prinzapolka) and Costa Rica (Rio San Juan drainage including Lago Nicaragua), Pacific slope from Guatemala to Costa Rica (Rio Nahualate to Rio Bebedero).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  In addition to soft bottoms of the lake, inhabits rivers between 0 and 850 m. Abounds more in stagnant waters although also found in strong current. Browse on soft bottoms picking up aquatic insects, especially diptera (Ref. 36880).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 29.04.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.03.17
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 14.03.01

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