Cichla intermedia

The Cichla intermedia lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Cichla intermedia is found only in the Orinoco drainage, reaching as far south as the Casiquiare,. Typically found in lotic (faster) water. Attains weights up to about 6 pounds. More

Cichla intermedia adult male in the aquarium of Seiichi Hamada . Photo by Seiichi Hamada. Cichla intermedia Machado-Allison, 1971 - Last updated on 05-Feb-2009. - Please login to view this full profile. More

Cichla intermedia lacks the prominent lateral ocelli of C. mirianae and has about 6 narrow vertical bars across the side. Adult C. mirianae are similar to C. orinocensis in possession of three prominent ocellated blotches along the side, but juvenile C. More

Cichla intermedia can be distinguished from other peacock bass in their range by the presence of many (usually 6 or more) vertical striations along the flank. Adults usually have a yellow to green background color. More

Common names

Pavón in Spanish (español)
Pavón real in Spanish (español)

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Cichla
Species : Cichla intermedia
Authority : Machado-Allison, 1971