Theraps godmanni (Günther, 1862)
Southern checkmark cichlid
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20
Distribution:  Central America: Atlantic slope, in the Polochic River basin, Guatemala.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rivers, preferring fast flowing, cooler waters of the mountain runoffs. Adults occur solitarily or in pairs (Ref. 7335). Omnivorous, specialized in fresh vegetation (Ref. 30499).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 July 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 29.04.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.03.11
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 14.03.01

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