Mesoheros festae (Boulenger, 1899)
Guayas cichlid
Mesoheros festae
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlinae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7; dH range: 15
Distribution:  South America: Pacific drainages from the Esmeraldas River in Ecuador to Tumbes River in Peru.
Biology:  In various biotopes, from small to medium-sized rivers. Occasionally found in fish markets. Feeds on benthic organisms such as small shrimps (Ref. 40602).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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