Amazon Peacock Bass distribution map for Cichla jariina, Cichla thyrorus, Cichla mirianae, Cichla ocellaris, Cichla orinocensis, Cichla melaniae. The ranges shown in the map above are based on a combination of information sources; specimen collection locations (of museum specimens) illustrated in a review of the genus Cichla (by Kullander and Ferreira, 2006), catch data from sportfishing activity and observations by Acute Angling. The ranges are estimations based on the river basins known to hold the species and the tributary streams and drainages likely to be included. The ranges are not meant to be definitive descriptions of species limitations. It is likely that some actual ranges may be larger than shown. Transplantations appear as isolated areas in a species' range. Not all transplantations are included. Much exploration, specimen collection and data review still needs to be done to fill in the gaps. The species represented in this map are listed in the color-coded section at the upper right of the map.
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