Mexican Mojarra (Mayaheros urophthalmus)

Also known as Atomic Sunfish, False Red Terror, Mojarra Castarrica, Mayan Cichlid, Orange Tiger, Red Terror

Description

Also known as Atomic Sunfish, False Red Terror, Mojarra Castarrica, Mayan Cichlid, Orange Tiger, Red Terror.

Found in schools both fresh and saltwater habitats over shallow coastal lagoons, mangroves, marshes, rivers and swamps.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 39cm
Depth - 2-?m
Widespread Central America

These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/4798

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