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Mayan cichlid

Cichlasoma urophthalma (G√ľnther, 1862)

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Reporter Information
Reporter
Nicholas Chandler
Observation Date
01 July 2013
Year Accuracy
Actual
Date Entered
01 July 2013
Date Updated
06 August 2013
Updated By
FWCC Exotic Species Database Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Identified By
Nicholas Chandler
Fwc Observation Id
42223
Source Type
State Agency
Year Accuracy
Actual
Species Information
Common Name
Mayan cichlid
Scientific Name
Cichlasoma urophthalma
Herbarium
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Exotic Species Database
Reference
Personal Communication
Verification and Review
Verification Method
Voucher Photographs
Identification Credibility
Verified
Identification Date
01 January 1900
Reviewed
Verified
Reviewer
Larry Connor, FWCC
Date Reviewed
01 July 2013
Infestation Information
Eradication Status
Positive
Location Information
Habitat
Aquatic: Freshwater
Locality
Canal vicinity of 8591 NW 26th Pl, Sunrise
Location
Florida, Broward County
Coordinates
Florida Location Id
13227
Survey Information
Data Type
Point Record
Method
ArcGIS
Precision
Accurate
Datum
WGS84
Comments
a fish that looks like a peacock bass, but is much smaller and has a very toothy mouth. there are many of them in the canal I live on, I've seen t adults guarding 1000's of fry. could be a cichlid or Oscar? I live at 8591 nw 26th pl sunrise,fl. I also have a live one in a bucket right now.
Other
Photo Caption:
side image
Photo Caption:
toothy, mouth very sharp teeth
Photo Caption:
size