There are currently fifteen known species of tucunarés (Peacock bass), which are distinguished basically by the color pattern and morphological characteristics. Among these species, the Tucunaré Porteiro (Cichla thyrorus) has been described as the strongest species of this genus, certainly due to the fact that this fish is found amidst the rapids of the Trombetas river, in the region above Cachoeira Porteira. This new species was described by Kullander and Ferreira [Kullander, S.O. and E.J.G. Ferreira, 2006. A review of the South American cichlid genus Cichla, with descriptions of nine new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 17 (4): 289-398.].
There are several websites containing important information and curiosities about the tucunaré, and you are invited to visit the following pages:
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