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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Vieja

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8 species
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Central America
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Vieja bifasciata (Steindachner, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Vieja bifasciata
[Twoband cichlid]



Central America
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL
Vieja breidohri (Werner & Stawikowski, 1987)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Vieja breidohri
[Angostura cichlid]



North America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Vieja fenestrata (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Photo by DATZ
 
Vieja fenestrata
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Central America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Vieja guttulata (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Ortiz Cruz, V.M.
 
Vieja guttulata
[Amatitlan cichlid]



Central America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Vieja hartwegi (Taylor & Miller, 1980)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Vieja hartwegi
[Tailbar cichlid]



Central America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Vieja maculicauda (Regan, 1905)

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Vieja maculicauda
[Blackbelt cichlid]



Central America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Vieja melanurus (Günther, 1862)

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Vieja melanurus
[Redhead cichlid]



Central America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Vieja zonata (Meek, 1905)

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Vieja zonata
[Oaxaca cichlid]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Vieja bifasciata Twoband cichlid Central America 30 SL 1864
Vieja breidohri Angostura cichlid Central America 16.8 SL 1987
Vieja fenestrata North America 25 SL 1860
Vieja guttulata Amatitlan cichlid Central America 30 TL 1864
Vieja hartwegi Tailbar cichlid Central America 20 SL 1980
Vieja maculicauda Blackbelt cichlid Central America 25 SL 1905
Vieja melanurus Redhead cichlid Central America 35 TL 1862
Vieja zonata Oaxaca cichlid Central America 25 TL 1905



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