Cichla mirianae Kullander & Ferreira, 2006
photo by Kullander, S.O.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlinae
Max. size:  52 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosis: Unique in having a color pattern, which includes dark lateral band alongside in young, and three blackish ocellated blotches along middle of side from at least 90 mm SL; adults retain portions of lateral band as black irregular stripes connecting ocellar blotches and continuing on caudal peduncle. It is similar only to C. orinocensis in possessing three lateral ocelli; different in having a horizontal band which is absent in orinocensis; there are 3 indistinct vertical bars in young and adults (vs. five or more vertical bars in C. intermedia, C. nigromaculata, and C. piquiti); lateral scales 72-80 and line is discontinuous (vs. continuous in intermedia, ocellaris, temensis, thyrorus) (Ref. 57716).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 14.12.06
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 16.07.07

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