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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Abactochromis labrosus Africa 11.5 SL 1935
Acarichthys heckelii Threadfin acara South America 13.4 SL 1849
Acaronia nassa Bigeye cichlid South America 15.4 SL 1840
Acaronia vultuosa South America 12.2 SL 1989
Aequidens chimantanus South America 10.2 SL 1956
Aequidens diadema South America 11.8 SL 1840
Aequidens epae South America 11.3 SL 1995
Aequidens gerciliae South America 12.8 SL 1995
Aequidens mauesanus South America 13.4 SL 1997
Aequidens metae Yellow acara South America 12.5 SL 1922
Aequidens michaeli South America 20 TL 1995
Aequidens pallidus Doublespot acara South America 14.3 SL 1840
Aequidens paloemeuensis South America 9.5 SL 1989
Aequidens patricki South America 11.6 SL 1984
Aequidens plagiozonatus South America 10.3 SL 1984
Aequidens potaroensis South America 10 SL 1912
Aequidens rondoni South America 9.7 SL 1918
Aequidens tetramerus Saddle cichlid South America 16.2 SL 1840
Aequidens tubicen South America 11.6 SL 1991
Aequidens viridis South America 16.5 SL 1840
Alcolapia alcalica Common Natron tilapia Africa 11.6 TL 1905
Alcolapia grahami Magadi tilapia Africa 20 SL 1912
Alcolapia latilabris Wide-lipped Natron tilapia Africa 6.2 SL 1999
Alcolapia ndalalani Narrow-mouthed Natron tilapia Africa 5.0 SL 1999
Alticorpus geoffreyi Africa 15.5 SL 2004
Alticorpus macrocleithrum Africa 12.7 SL 1985
Alticorpus mentale Africa 20.1 SL 1988
Alticorpus peterdaviesi Africa 15 TL 1973
Alticorpus profundicola Africa 12.4 SL 1988
Altolamprologus calvus Africa 13.5 TL 1978
Altolamprologus compressiceps Africa 12.3 TL 1898
Amatitlania altoflava Central America 9 SL 2001
Amatitlania coatepeque Central America 9.1 SL 2007
Amatitlania kanna Central America 8.3 SL 2007
Amatitlania myrnae Central America 8 SL 1997
Amatitlania nanolutea Central America 6.4 SL 1994
Amatitlania nigrofasciata Convict cichlid Central America 10 SL 1867
Amatitlania sajica Central America 9 SL 1974
Amatitlania septemfasciata Central America 10 SL 1908
Amatitlania siquia Central America 7.9 SL 2007
Amphilophus amarillo Central America 15.5 SL 2002
Amphilophus astorquii Black midas cichlid Central America 15.5 SL 2008
Amphilophus chancho Central America 24.2 SL 2008
Amphilophus citrinellus Midas cichlid Central America 24.4 SL 1864
Amphilophus flaveolus Central America 13.6 SL 2008
Amphilophus globosus Central America 16.5 SL 2010
Amphilophus hogaboomorum Central America 15 SL 1950
Amphilophus labiatus Red devil Central America 24 SL 1864
Amphilophus lyonsi Central America 15 SL 1966
Amphilophus margaritifer Central America 12.7 SL 1862
Amphilophus sagittae Central America 16 SL 2002
Amphilophus supercilius Central America 16.8 SL 2010
Amphilophus tolteca Central America 15.0 SL 2013
Amphilophus viridis Central America 19.2 SL 2013
Amphilophus xiloaensis Central America 16 SL 2002
Amphilophus zaliosus Arrow cichlid Central America 20 TL 1976
Andinoacara biseriatus South America 12 TL 1913
Andinoacara blombergi South America 10.5 SL 2012
Andinoacara coeruleopunctatus Central America 14.5 TL 1863
Andinoacara latifrons Platinum acara South America 17 TL 1878
Andinoacara pulcher Blue acara Central and South America 16 TL 1858
Andinoacara rivulatus Green terror South America 20 TL 1860
Andinoacara sapayensis Sapayo cichlid South America 10 TL 1903
Andinoacara stalsbergi South America 11.3 SL 2009
Anomalochromis thomasi Africa 5 SL 1915
Apistogramma acrensis South America 2003
Apistogramma agassizii Agassiz's dwarf cichlid South America 4.2 SL 1875
Apistogramma aguarico South America 4.9 SL 2013
Apistogramma alacrina South America 5.5 SL 2004
Apistogramma allpahuayo South America 4 SL 2012
Apistogramma amoena Pleasant cichlid South America 6.3 TL 1872
Apistogramma angayuara South America 2.5 SL 2005
Apistogramma arua South America 4.4 SL 1998
Apistogramma atahualpa South America 4.2 SL 1997
Apistogramma baenschi South America 5.3 SL 2004
Apistogramma barlowi South America 6.4 SL 2008
Apistogramma bitaeniata South America 4.6 SL 1936
Apistogramma borellii Umbrella cichlid South America 3.9 SL 1906
Apistogramma brevis South America 3.9 SL 1980
Apistogramma cacatuoides Cockatoo cichlid South America 5 SL 1951
Apistogramma caetei South America 4 1980
Apistogramma caudomaculata South America 2011
Apistogramma cinilabra South America 5.4 SL 2011
Apistogramma commbrae Corumba cichlid South America 3.5 TL 1906
Apistogramma cruzi South America 5.1 SL 1986
Apistogramma diplotaenia South America 4.5 TL 1987
Apistogramma elizabethae South America 4 SL 1980
Apistogramma eremnopyge South America 3.4 SL 2004
Apistogramma erythrura South America 4.3 SL 2008
Apistogramma eunotus South America 5.3 SL 1981
Apistogramma feconat South America 4.1 SL 2015
Apistogramma flabellicauda South America 2011
Apistogramma geisleri South America 2.8 SL 1971
Apistogramma gephyra South America 4 1980
Apistogramma gibbiceps South America 5 1969
Apistogramma gossei South America 5 1982
Apistogramma guttata South America 3.6 SL 1989
Apistogramma helkeri South America 4.0 SL 2013
Apistogramma hippolytae South America 5 1982
Apistogramma hoignei South America 6 SL 1965
Apistogramma hongsloi South America 5 1979
Apistogramma huascar South America 4.5 SL 2006
Apistogramma inconspicua South America 4 1983
Apistogramma iniridae South America 5 1979
Apistogramma inornata South America 2003
Apistogramma intermedia South America 2011
Apistogramma juruensis South America 2.4 SL 1986
Apistogramma kullanderi South America 8.0 SL 2014
Apistogramma lineata South America 3.1 SL 2011
Apistogramma linkei South America 4 1985
Apistogramma luelingi South America 3.3 SL 1976
Apistogramma macmasteri South America 5.5 SL 1979
Apistogramma martini South America 2003
Apistogramma megaptera South America 5.9 SL 2011
Apistogramma meinkeni South America 4.5 1980
Apistogramma mendezi South America 1994
Apistogramma minima South America 2011
Apistogramma moae South America 5 SL 1980
Apistogramma nijsseni South America 3.9 SL 1979
Apistogramma norberti South America 3.9 SL 1991
Apistogramma nororientalis South America 2011
Apistogramma ortegai South America 5.1 SL 2014
Apistogramma ortmanni South America 5.5 1912
Apistogramma panduro South America 4.9 SL 1997
Apistogramma pantalone South America 3.6 SL 2006
Apistogramma paucisquamis South America 3.4 SL 1988
Apistogramma paulmuelleri South America 4.1 SL 2013
Apistogramma payaminonis South America 4 SL 1986
Apistogramma pedunculata South America 2011
Apistogramma personata South America 5.2 SL 1980
Apistogramma pertensis Amazon dwarf cichlid South America 4.5 TL 1911
Apistogramma piaroa South America 2011
Apistogramma piauiensis South America 2.3 SL 1980
Apistogramma playayacu South America 4.9 SL 2011
Apistogramma pleurotaenia South America 5 1909
Apistogramma pulchra South America 3.2 SL 1980
Apistogramma regani South America 5 1980
Apistogramma resticulosa South America 3.9 SL 1980
Apistogramma rositae South America 4.0 SL 2006
Apistogramma rubrolineata South America 4 SL 2002
Apistogramma rupununi Two-spot Apistogramma South America 5 1914
Apistogramma salpinction South America 3.3 SL 2005
Apistogramma similis South America 2003
Apistogramma staecki South America 4 1985
Apistogramma steindachneri South America 7 TL 1908
Apistogramma taeniata South America 4.2 SL 1862
Apistogramma trifasciata South America 4.6 1903
Apistogramma tucurui South America 2003
Apistogramma uaupesi South America 6 TL 1980
Apistogramma urteagai South America 4.1 SL 1986
Apistogramma velifera South America 2003
Apistogramma viejita South America 4.6 1979
Apistogramma wapisana South America 2.9 SL 2006
Apistogramma wolli South America 5.1 SL 2015
Apistogrammoides pucallpaensis South America 2.7 SL 1965
Archocentrus centrarchus Flier cichlid Central America 11 TL 1877
Aristochromis christyi Africa 30 TL 1935
Astatheros macracanthus Blackthroat cichlid Central America 25 SL 1864
Astatoreochromis alluaudi Alluaud's haplo Africa 19 SL 1904
Astatoreochromis straeleni Bluelip haplo Africa 12 SL 1944
Astatoreochromis vanderhorsti Africa 13 SL 1954
Astatotilapia bloyeti Bloyet's haplo Africa 15 SL 1883
Astatotilapia burtoni Africa 15 SL 1894
Astatotilapia calliptera Eastern happy Africa 15 SL 1894
Astatotilapia desfontainii Africa 15 TL 1802
Astatotilapia flaviijosephi Eurasia 12.8 TL 1883
Astatotilapia stappersii Africa 15 TL 1943
Astatotilapia swynnertoni Africa 9.5 TL 1907
Astatotilapia tchadensis Africa 9.8 SL 2016
Astatotilapia tweddlei Africa 9.0 SL 1985
Astronotus crassipinnis South America 24 SL 1840
Astronotus ocellatus Oscar South America 45.7 TL 1831
Aulonocara aquilonium Africa 8.5 SL 1995
Aulonocara auditor Africa 8 SL 1935
Aulonocara baenschi Nkhomo-benga peacock Africa 13 TL 1985
Aulonocara brevinidus Africa 9.5 SL 1995
Aulonocara brevirostre Africa 8 SL 1935
Aulonocara ethelwynnae Chitande aulonocara Africa 7.1 SL 1987
Aulonocara gertrudae Africa 11 SL 1995
Aulonocara guentheri Africa 15 TL 1989
Aulonocara hansbaenschi Aulonocara Fort Maguire Africa 8.4 SL 1987
Aulonocara hueseri Night aulonocara Africa 7.9 SL 1987
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Fairy cichlid Africa 15 TL 1974
Aulonocara kandeensis Blue orchid aulonocara Africa 7.8 SL 1987
Aulonocara koningsi Africa 9.2 SL 2003
Aulonocara korneliae Aulonocara chizumulu Africa 7.8 SL 1987
Aulonocara maylandi Sulfurhead Aulonocara Africa 15 TL 1984
Aulonocara nyassae Emperor cichlid Africa 8 SL 1922
Aulonocara rostratum Africa 18 TL 1935
Aulonocara saulosi Greenface aulonocara Africa 9.2 SL 1987
Aulonocara steveni Pale Usisya aulonocara Africa 8.9 SL 1987
Aulonocara stonemani Africa 5.5 SL 1973
Aulonocara stuartgranti Flavescent peacock Africa 11.8 TL 1985
Aulonocara trematocephalum Africa 9 TL 1901
Aulonocranus dewindti Africa 14 TL 1899
Australoheros acaroides South America 12.0 SL 1870
Australoheros angiru South America 7.7 SL 2011
Australoheros autochthon South America 1862
Australoheros autrani South America 7.3 SL 2008
Australoheros barbosae South America 9.6 SL 2008
Australoheros capixaba South America 5.7 SL 2010
Australoheros charrua South America 7.8 SL 2008
Australoheros facetus Chameleon cichlid South America 19.3 SL 1842
Australoheros forquilha South America 11.0 SL 2008
Australoheros guarani South America 12.9 SL 2008
Australoheros ipatinguensis South America 5.3 SL 2008
Australoheros kaaygua South America 9.4 SL 2006
Australoheros macacuensis South America 8.3 SL 2008
Australoheros macaensis South America 7.4 SL 2008
Australoheros mattosi South America 8.0 SL 2012
Australoheros minuano South America 8.4 SL 2008
Australoheros montanus South America 10.3 SL 2012
Australoheros muriae South America 12.1 SL 2008
Australoheros paraibae South America 6.1 SL 2008
Australoheros perdi South America 16.7 TL 2011
Australoheros ribeirae South America 7.6 SL 2008
Australoheros robustus South America 7.4 SL 2008
Australoheros sanguineus South America 10.5 SL 2013
Australoheros saquarema South America 8.0 SL 2008
Australoheros scitulus South America 11 SL 2003
Australoheros taura South America 12.4 SL 2009
Australoheros tavaresi South America 7.9 SL 2012
Australoheros tembe South America 13.4 SL 1995
Australoheros ykeregua South America 13.7 SL 2011
Baileychromis centropomoides Africa 16.8 TL 1977
Bathybates fasciatus Africa 39.7 TL 1901
Bathybates ferox Africa 38.5 TL 1898
Bathybates graueri Africa 30 TL 1911
Bathybates hornii Africa 27.2 TL 1911
Bathybates leo Africa 26 TL 1956
Bathybates minor Africa 20.5 TL 1906
Bathybates vittatus Africa 42 TL 1914
Benitochromis batesii Africa 9.4 SL 1901
Benitochromis conjunctus Africa 7.3 SL 2001
Benitochromis finleyi Africa 7.6 SL 1974
Benitochromis nigrodorsalis Africa 7.8 SL 2001
Benitochromis riomuniensis Africa 7.4 SL 1981
Benitochromis ufermanni Africa 8.0 SL 2001
Benthochromis horii Africa 15.1 SL 2008
Benthochromis melanoides Africa 18.2 TL 1984
Benthochromis tricoti Africa 16.5 TL 1948
Biotodoma cupido Greenstreaked eartheater South America 11.7 SL 1840
Biotodoma wavrini Orinoco eartheater South America 10 SL 1963
Biotoecus dicentrarchus South America 3.8 SL 1989
Biotoecus opercularis South America 10 TL 1875
Boulengerochromis microlepis Giant cichlid Africa 80 TL 1899
Buccochromis atritaeniatus Africa 28 TL 1922
Buccochromis heterotaenia Africa 40 TL 1935
Buccochromis lepturus Slender tail hap Africa 41.7 TL 1922
Buccochromis nototaenia Stripeback hap Africa 23 TL 1902



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