Thorichthys aureus (Günther, 1862)
Blue flash
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.5; dH range: 2 - 15
Distribution:  Central America: Atlantic slope from Belize (Golden Creek) to Honduras (Motagua River basin).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits warm lakes and lagoons but prefers the lower and middle sections rivers. Limited number of population exists in the upper riverine sections.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 August 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 11.02.93
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.11.08
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 14.03.01

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