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'Lake Gatun Peacock'Cichla pleiozona

Amazon Peacock Bass species Cichla pleiozona
Cichla pleiozona

Cichla pleiozona is one of the newly described (2006) species of Cichla.

ID Key:Distinguished from C. monoculus and C. kelberi by greater number of scales, typical presence of fourth vertical bar on caudal peduncle and absence of light spots on lower fins.

Identification Keys
Bars and Markings Colors Size Key Characters Similar Species
3 dark vertical bars on sides, pronounced occipital bar in mature specimens. Irregular dark bars on abdominal side. Cheek markings absent. A fourth dark vertical bar is typically present on caudal peduncle. Olive green dorsally, golden yellow mid body with white abdomen Juveniles:

Adults:
Depth to length ratio: approx. 30%

Lateral Line Scales: approx. 88
Most similar to
C. kelberi
C. monoculus
Angler's Summary
Known Range Behavior Notes Habitat Common Names IGFA records
Countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Panama (Lake Gatun) .

River Basins: The Bolivian Amazon basin, and the upper Rio Madeira (Rio Jamari). A stock introduced into the Rio Chagres drainage in Panama is probably C. pleiozona
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E-Mail Paul Reiss

pleiozona is a latin term describing the additional fourth vertical bar typical to the species.

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Fishing Tactics

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