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Carlos Heinsohn - Cichla piquiti

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Peacock Bass - Cichla piquiti
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Cichla piquiti is one of the newly described (Kullander and Ferreira, 2006) species of Cichla. They are uniquely marked as adults with 5 wide dark vertical bars. Cichla piquiti is found in Brazil in the upper and lower Rio Tocantins and Rio Araguaia drainage. They have also been introduced and extensively stocked in reservoirs and fisheries in Brazil's southern regions.

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