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Carlos Heinsohn - Cichla temensis "Açu"

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Peacock Bass - Cichla temensis - Acu
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Cichla temensis is the largest member of the peacock bass genus. Its violent behavior and awesome tackle-busting power is the primary attraction that brings avid sport fisherman to the Amazon. This top level predator is considered by many to be the most powerful freshwater gamefish in the world.

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