RE: NANFA-- Texas cichlid vs. Blue Texas cichlid

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Mon, 6 Jan 2003 10:52:56 -0600

Bob wrote:
>>>Does anyone know how to tell the difference between the Texas cichlid,
herichthys cyanoguttatus, and the Blue Texas cichid, Cichlasoma

Jan responds:
According to one site - -
the Texas (C. [H. ?] cyanoguttatum)and pearlscale (C. [H.?] carpinte)
cichlids are very similar, but the Texas cichlid has a distinctive series of
lateral blotches. I have never seen the pearlscale but I have seen a lot of
Texas and the blotches are usually very well-developed (I will send you a
photo of some field caught specimens). Have pearlscale cichlids been found
in Texas now ?
- Jan
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