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Parachromis dovii for Sale known as the guapote, rainbow bass, or wolf cichlid
Parachromis dovii for Sale
Parachromis dovii, the guapote, rainbow bass, or wolf cichlid, is a species of cichlid native to Central America where it occurs on both slopes of Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. This species grows to a length of 72 cm TL. This carnivorous species is important to local commercial fisheries and is sought after as a gamefish.
Parachromis dovii (Günther, 1864)
Common name: wolf cichlid
Synonyms and Other Names: Heros dovii Günther 1864, Cichlasoma dovii (Günther 1864), Nandopsis dovii (Günther 1864); Dow's cichlid, guapote, guapote blanco, lagunero.
Taxonomy: available through ITIS logo
Identification: In general, cichlids (Cichlidae) are superficially similar to sunfishes and black basses (Lepomis and Micropterus; family Centrarchidae). Cichlids can be distinguished from centrarchids by a single nostril opening on each side of the head (vs. two in centrarchids) and the presence of a discontinuous or two-part lateral line (vs. a continuous in centrarchids).
An identification key, description, and color photograph are provided by Bussing (1987)
Size: to 50 cm SL (Kullander 2003)
Native Range: The Wolf Cichlid is native to Central America including the Atlantic slope, from the Aguan River (Honduras) to the Moín River (Costa Rica); and the Pacific slope, from the Yeguare River (Honduras) to the Bebedero River (Costa Rica) (Glaser et al. 1996; Kullander 2003; Froese and Pauly, 2012).