'Royal Peacock'—Cichla intermedia
Known as the "Royal" peacock by American anglers. Cichla intermedia is found only in the Orinoco drainage, reaching as far south as the Casiquiare,. Typically found in lotic (faster) water. Attains weights up to about 6 pounds.
|Bars and Markings||Colors||Size||Key Characters||Similar Species|
|Adults are marked uniquely with a row of irregular dark blotches and six or seven vertical bars along the side just below the lateral line. Adults have several small black blotches on gill covers. Light spots are on side are absent.||Body olive on dorsum, shading to gold on sides. Abdomen white. Lower fins red. Dorsal fin bluish||Juveniles: up to about 200mm
Adults: from 200mm up to about 485mm (19 inches)
|Depth to length ratio: approx. 26 - 31%
Lateral Line Scales: approx. 102
|Although similarly elongate with some of its conspecifics, C. intermedia is quite uniquely marked among Cichla.|
|Known Range||Behavior Notes||Habitat||Common Names||IGFA records|
River Basins: Cinaruco, Casiquiare, Cataniapo, Siapa, and Caura drainages.
|If you have information on Cichla intermedia behavior, please contact us; E-Mail Paul Reiss||Primarily occupies lotic (fast water) environments in blackwater river systems.||English:
Royal peacock bass
Local: Pavon Real.
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