Crenicichla proteus Cope, 1872
Crenicichla proteus
photo by Dubosc, J.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlinae
Max. size:  15.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, in the Napo and Putumayo drainages in Ecuador, in the Ucayali-Amazon drainage from Chicosa to Pebas in Peru, and upper Purus basin.
Biology:  Found in shallow, quiet waters associated with abundant aquatic and shoreline vegetation (Ref. 9088).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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