Oscura heterospila (Hubbs, 1936)
Montecristo cichlid
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlinae
Max. size:  24 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.5 - 8.5; dH range: 3 - 69
Distribution:  Central America: Atlantic slope, in the Candelaria and Usumacinta rivers in Mexico and Guatemala.
Biology:  Inhabits lower and middle reaches of rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 29 November 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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