Cichla temensis


Cichla temensis
Speckled Peacock Bass
帝王三间
Cichla temensis, sometimes known as the speckled pavon or speckled peacock bass, is a very large South American cichlid and a prized game fish. Reaching almost 1 metre in length and a weight of more than 12 kilograms it is the largest cichlid of the Americas, and possibly the largest cichlid anywhere (the African Giant Cichlid may grow to a similar length). It is native to the basins of the Rio Negro, Uatumã and Orinoco in northern South America. Introduction attempts have been made outside its native range, but it has not managed to become established in Florida or Texas. It has been known to flourish in tropical climates like Singapore.

Comments