Definition of cichlid
: any of a family (Cichlidae) of mostly tropical spiny-finned usually freshwater fishes including several kept in tropical aquariums
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Aggressive Rio Grande cichlids have taken over many local waterways, muscling out bream and crappie.
Fishing will primarily be for largemouth bass and panfish such as bluegills, warmouths and Mayan cichlids.
Zaremba and Drew Gregg of Davie caught 50 largemouths up to 5 pounds, three peacocks, six chain pickerel, Mayan cichlids and lots of oscars on a morning trip in the L-35 Canal along Interstate 595.
While researchers know the lake is teeming with various cichlid fishes, there are likely far more species still undiscovered.
The striped P. straeleni cichlid looks a lot like two other cichlid species in the lake.
Teleogramma obamaorum, a species of an African fish called cichlids.
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Origin and Etymology of cichlid
ultimately from Greek kichlē thrush, a kind of wrasse; perhaps akin to Greek chelidōn swallow
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
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