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Amatitlania nigrofasciata

Basic information
Scientific name Amatitlania nigrofasciata (No picture)
Common names Convict cichlid
Higher taxon Cichlidae, Perciformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Central America. Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Habitat Small streams or shallow place of large rivers. Prefer to rocky bottom.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Okinawajima Is. Canals in Naha City and Haebaru Dam. Abundant in Haebaru Dam. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Recorded since 1990
Route Deliberate: Release of pet animal.
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Philippine, Australia, USA, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Reunion, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-16)
  • Joseph & Paetz (1992) The fish of Alberta 2nd edition. Univ of Alberta Press and Univ of Calgary Press.
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2008) Alien fishes of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)