'Rio Jari Peacock'—Cichla jariina
Cichla jariina is one of the newly described (2006) species of Cichla.
|Bars and Markings||Colors||Size||Key Characters||Similar Species|
|Large ocellated blotches replace vertical bars in adults. Blotchy cheek markings present.||Greenish/gold head and lower torso, shading to gold mid-body and olive dorsally. Upper fins dark, lower fins bluish. Belly white. It is not known if these colors represent breeding colors, although the specimen pictured appears to be an adult male.||Juveniles:
|Depth to length ratio: approx. 27%
Lateral Line Scales: approx. 104
|Most similar to
|Known Range||Behavior Notes||Habitat||Common Names||IGFA records|
River Basins: Currently all known specimens have been collected only from the Rio Jari.
|They are found both above and below a major, apparently impassable, waterfall, indicating that this is not a barrier to C. jariina||Both high gradient and lowland regions of the Rio Jari||English:
Rio Jari peacock
Local: Named by Kullander and Ferreira (2006), with reference to its locality.
Stuart Willis caught C. jariina near the Reserva Estraitavista at the Iratapuru River above the waterfalls on the Jari. He found no particular pattern regarding where they were located other than among structure. The Jari is pretty rocky, and much of the structure was rocks, but they seemed common among submerged branches as well. Stuart only fished in the channel. He caught them on weedless spoons.