Species Hierarchy
Kingdom ANIMAL (ANIMALIA)
Phylum BACKBONED ANIMALS (CHORDATA)
Class FISH - BONEY (TELEOSTOMI)
Order FISH - PERCH-LIKE (PERCIFORMES)
Family FISH - CICHLID (CICHLIDAE)
SubFamily FISH - CICHLID - SOUTH AMERICA (CICHLIDAE - SOUTH AMERICA)
Common name:
Scentific name: CICHLASOMA DOVII

MALE
Location: LAKE NICARAGUA, CENTRAL AMERICA

Species Info:

This lifeform is found in Central America. This lifeform is found in freshwater such as lakes or rivers.

Perhaps a better name for this species is Parachromus dovii.

South American Cichlids have been separated from the African Cichlids to facilitate study of this large family. Many popular freshwater aquarium fish such as the Severum, Discus, Oscar, and Angel Fish are included in the South American Cichlids.

Cichlidae group of African and South American freshwater fish are a favorite with tropical fish fanciers because of their many nice colors. This is a very large family with numerous species.

Perch-like Fish, Order Perciformes, are the largest order of fish in both freshwater and shallow saltwater. Most of the  conventional fish belong to this order. The bass, bluegills,  perch and crappies of freshwater plus the groupers and sea bass  of salt water belong to this order. The fish all have spiny rays in their fins and the tail fin has seventeen rays. There are approximately 150 families.

Bony fish, Class Teleostomi, are a class of chordates that  include the majority of fish-like animals found on earth. They  are characterized by a bony jaw and a bony skeleton. They are  found in both fresh and marine waters.

Backboned Animals (Phylum Chordata) are the most advanced group of animals on earth. These animals are characterized by having a spinal cord or backbone. Most members have a clearly defined brain that controls the organism through a spinal cord. Fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals are in this phylum.

Currently, some taxonomists believe that the fish should be divided into two groups (sharks and regular fishes) and that there are some other primitive groups in the phylum such as hagfish or lampreys.

Animal Kingdom contains numerous organisms that feed on other animals or plants. Included in the animal kingdom are the lower marine invertebrates such as sponges and corals, the jointed legged animals such as insects and spiders, and the backboned animals such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

 

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