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Carlos Heinsohn
Cichla orinocensis - Butterfly Peacock

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Peacock Bass - Cichla orinocensis
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Also called "borboleta" (meaning butterfly in Portuguese). This nomenclature often causes confusion among Amazon visitors familiar with Florida’s "butterfly peacocks" (transplanted Cichla ocellaris). The species occurs naturally in the Negro, Branco and Orinoco drainages. Attains weights of up to about 12 pounds.

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