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Cleithracara maronii (STEINDACHNER, 1881)

Keyhole Cichlid

March 13th, 2012 — 1:18pm

This species can be told apart from relatives by the characteristic ‘keyhole’ shaped marking on each side of the body.

It’s one of few fishes in which the current generic name is derived from the common name popularised in the aquarium hobby with ‘Cleithracara‘ a combination of the Greek kleithron, meaning lock, and, acarĂ¡, the GuaranĂ­ word for cichlids.

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