The species was reportedly first introduced into Florida from Texas stocks around 1941 by a private individual from Mulberry, Polk County (Courtenay and Hensley, 1979). Page L M, Burr B M, 1991. San Antonio River Authority, 68 pp. 28 (2), 221-224. North America: originally restricted to the lower Rio Grande drainage in Texas, USA and south to northeastern Mexico. In Florida, USA, H. cyanoguttatus has been collected from several locations in Tampa as early as the 1940s (Nico et al., 2015). and black basses (Micropterus spp.) > 10°C, Cold average temp. Because sample sizes were very small for females, frequency comparison between sexes was not performed. New Jersey, USA: Tetra Press, 208 pp. FishBase. Regan (1905) subsumed Herichthys into the large genus Cichlasoma until Kullander (1983) restricted the latter genus to only South American cichlid species. by Malabarba LR, Reis RE, Vari RP, Lucena ZM, Lucena CAS]. Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the Neotropical Region. God forgive me a sinner. No longer present, Native to the lower Rio Grande drainage; introduced to many other areas of Texas, Introduced to the Rio Verde basin (La Media Luna region), Recorded from the Loíza Reservoir in 2006-2007, Native Texas specimens officially translocated and introduced to other drainages in Texas as early as 1928. Hubbs C, Lucier T, Garrett GP, Edwards RJ, Dean SM, Marsh E, Belk D, 1978. Cichlids exhibit a wide range of body shapes. Identification: . Porto Alegre, Brasil: EDIPUCRS. A Phylogeny and classification of the South American Cichlidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). H. cyanoguttatus was recorded to be established in Six Mile Creek in Hillsborough County (the population may have been extirpated since) with the source of this introduction possibly a fish farm that cultured the species as an aquarium fish during the 1940s and early 1950s under the trade name 'Texas bluespot' (Courtenay and Hensley, 1979; Nico et al., 2015). Their native range includes most of the Rio Grande drainage and south into northeastern Mexico, but they have been introduced throughout Texas, where they are well-established in the Edwards Plateau and coastal drainages eastward to Houston. Water may be clear to turbid in depths to 2.75 m, usually 1.5 m or less (Miller et al., 2005). Tomelleri and Eberle (1990) report that the dentition of the species suggests a chiefly carnivorous diet that may include fish eggs, insects and small fishes. http://www.tfhmagazine.com/freshwater/feature-articles/the-texas-cichlid-herichthys-cyanoguttatus.htm. Behavioral Ecology, 15(1):102-108. Revue francaise des Cichlidophiles, 11(101):4-13. Not as good as a bluegill or redear, thats for sure. Report Submitted to National Fishery Research Laboratory, U.S. Known as the Texas Blue in the aquarium trade, this fish breeds readily in aquaria, and a number of folks have admitted to dumping excess fish into the canals. Fly fishing for Rio Grande Cichlids AKA Texas Cichlids in the Gila River, Arizona. Louisiana, USA: The Times-Picayune. Males appear to spend more time patrolling the pair's territory, whereas females spend more time in close proximity to and attending the eggs/fry. Kullander SO, 1983. Survey of introduced non-native fishes. Survival and abundance of introduced fishes near San Antonio, Texas. There are several small black spots at the base of the caudal fin and along the middle, rear half of the body. These research findings are supported by Lorenz (2008) and Lorenz et al. Mire (2001, referenced in Lorenz, 2008) recorded that agonistic behaviour of H. cyanoguttatus may cause the reproductive failure of native sheepshead minnows (Cyprinodon variegatus) in experimental pools. Buchanan (1971) reported that fish from indigenous populations in the Rio Grande valley (south Texas) were omnivorous, whereas introduced populations from the San Marcos River (Edwards Plateau, central Texas) were almost exclusively herbivorous. H. cyanoguttatus is native to the Atlantic Coast of Texas, USA (lower Rio Grande and Nueces drainages) and south to northeastern Mexico (Hubbs et al., 1978; Page and Burr, 1991; Froese and Pauly, 2015). New Orleans, USA: University of New Orleans. Introduced to the northern Gulf and both coasts of Florida, also Puerto Rico. Hubbs C, 1951. John 3:16 Sinner's Prayer. Both Courtenay et al. It can grow over 33 centimeters in length, and males can develop a protrusion known as a nuchal hump on their head. Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum (Baird and Girard) Rio Grand Perch. Habitat associations of fishes in the Devils River, Texas. in Mexico, and Moravec (1998) reported that H. cyanoguttatus was host to many parasitic infestations in the Upper San Marcos River in Texas, USA. Freshwater fishes of Mexico. Cichlids are superficially similar to North American native sunfishes (Lepomis spp.) The diploid/haploid chromosome numbers of H. cyanoguttatus are 48-48/24 (Froese and Pauly, 2015). Tomelleri JR; Eberle ME, 1990. Itzkowitz M; Nyby J, 1982. (Centrarchidae). Cichlids may be distinguished from centrarchids by the single nostril opening on each side of the head (compared with two openings in centrarchids) and the presence of a discontinuous or two-part lateral line (continuous in centrarchids) (Itzkowitz and Nyby, 1982; Nico et al., 2015). The size of individuals varies by species and ranges from about one inch (2.5 cm) to three feet (1 m). Texas, USA: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Cichlidae (Cichlids). The name 'green Texas cichlid' often refers to H. carpintis; a species that is native to Mexico (Berg, 2010). This cichlid is known for its cream and turquoise spots. Fishers get chance to combat invasive species at New Orleans City Park fishing rodeo Saturday. Of particular note is the aggressive behaviour of the species as territories are established on the substrate and defended against all intruders. (1980) (referencing Hubbs, 1951) reported a lower temperature tolerance of between 14°C and 19°C for fish at Colorado River in Austin, Texas, USA. There are reports that H. cyanoguttatus may have been accidentally introduced from resident ornamental fish farms in Hillsborough County, Florida, USA, in the 1940s and 1950s due to flooding (Courtenay and Hensley, 1979; Conkel, 1993). In Louisiana, USA, H. cyanoguttatus has been collected from bayous and canals in the New Orleans metropolitan area (Lorenz, 2008; Lorenz and O'Connell, 2011) and a few isolated specimens have been collected from different areas including Lake Pontchartrain, Orleans Parish (Nico et al., 2015). However these populations may now be extirpated. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 23(4):537-544. Females are generally less colourful than males (Page and Burr, 1991). In: Atlas of North American freshwater fishes [ed. The most common form is ovate and somewhat laterally compressed, but some species are strongly compressed or cylindrical and elongated. (2002) found that H. cyanoguttatus was host to many parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.) Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide. Nico L; Fuller P; Neilson M, 2015. compared to the closely related monogamous Rio Grande cichlid, H. cyanoguttatus, males of H. minck-leyi were present at their nests less often and performed lower rates of aggressive offspring defense, and females compensated for the absence of their mates by performing higher levels of offspring defense. The utilization of saline environments to facilitate the spread of freshwater fish species has been referred to as using ‘saline bridges’ and was proposed as a possible mechanism to help explain the wide spread of Sander lucioperca through Europe (Brown et al., 2001). Blue tilapia are also known to impact a number of minnows and topminnows such as shiners, chub, pupfish, and mosquitofish -- including some imperiled species -- through habitat degradation, competition for incidental consumption of eggs through herbivory, predation on small and/or young fishes, and distu… http://www.fishbase.org. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Nico L, Fuller P, Neilson M, 2015. Introduced exotic fishes in North America: status 1979. Type Locality. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Descriptions of new species of fishes collected in Texas, New Mexico and Sonora, by Mr John H Clark, on the US and Mexican Boundary Survey, and in Texas by Capt Stewart Van Vliet, USA. Body oval, moderately compressed; large fish with a bulbous hump over the eyes; 1 pair of nostrils; mouth short, oblique, horizontal or slightly down pointing; jaws about equal or upper projecting; top jaw highly protrusible; jaw teeth mostly conical, but central teeth of outer series compressed and spatula-like in adult, closely packed and pointed in young; gill rakers 7-15; dorsal fin XV-XVIII, 10-14, without a notch between spines and rays; anal fin V-VI, 7-11; pectoral fin reaching to above anus; length of tail base < its depth at its mid-point; bases of soft dorsal and anal fins scaled; lateral line in 2 straight overlapping sections; scales large, 18+8 on lateral line. Fish introductions in the American southwest: a case history of Roger Spring, Nevada. by Reis RE, Kullander SO, Ferraris Jr CJ]. Martinez VMV; Macedo MLA; Scholz T; Solis DG; Franco EFM, 2002. No longer present, Single specimen was found in a pool on the Olentangy River. An annotated checklist of freshwater fishes of Texas, with key to identification of species, 43(4):1-56. Lorenz (2008) reported that salinities up to 16 ppt had no significant effect on the growth of H. cyanoguttatus. Salgado-Maldonado et al. In: Texas Journal of Science, 30 (4) 369-376. Since about 1995, the Rio Grande cichlid is becoming more common in the waters in and around New Orleans. American Midland Naturalist, 108(2):364-368. Hulsey CD; Garcia Leon FJde; Johnson YS; Hendrickson DA; Near TJ, 2004. Its morphology and colour pattern vary greatly across its natural and introduced range (Miller et al., 2005). Helminth parasites of freshwater fishes of the Pánuco River basin, East Central Mexico. www.fishesoftexas.org. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 31(2):754-764. Images of H. cyanoguttatus may be viewed at Hendrickson and Cohen (2012), Froese and Pauly (2015). it is a human commensal), Highly likely to be transported internationally deliberately, Sport (hunting, shooting, fishing, racing), Meat/fat/offal/blood/bone (whole, cut, fresh, frozen, canned, cured, processed or smoked). Porto Alegre, Brasil: EDIPUCRS. Herichthys cyanoguttatus (Rio Grande cichlid); adult. No longer present; First reported: mid 1980s, Collected from bayous and canals in the New Orleans metropolitan area as well as isolated specimens in other areas; First reported: 1990s, Found in a reservoir south of Lincoln in the Salt River drainage. Raleigh, NC, RC: North Carolina State Museum of Natural History,. H. cyanoguttatus is used by San Antonio River Authority biologists as an indicator of unbalanced or stressed ecosystems as it is pollution tolerant (Gonzales and Moran, 2005). Fishes of the Central United States. Breeding adults have a white head and front half of the body, and the rear half of the body, particularly the ventral surface, is black (Page and Burr, 1991; Berg, 2010). Lake Dunlap. The name 'red Texas cichlid' is chiefly used to describe a hybrid between H. cyanoguttatus and another cichlid species (Berg, 2010). Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 18(1):115-127. Buchanan TM, 1971. H. cyanoguttatus is similar to the convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) though the latter species is much smaller (maximum size 12 cm), has 9-11 anal spines and 7 intense black bars alongside (Page and Burr, 1991). A revision of the South American cichlid genus Cichlasoma (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Similarly, Lorenz (2008) cited anecdotal evidence of the decline of Gambusia affinis, Poecilia latipinna and Heterandria formosa in areas of Louisiana where H. cyanoguttatus has become well established. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 8(3):85-93. Southwestern Naturalist. Body oval, moderately compressed; large fish with a bulbous hump over the eyes; 1 pair of nostrils; mouth short, oblique, horizontal or slightly down pointing; jaws about equal or upper projecting; top jaw highly protrusible; jaw teeth mostly conical, but central teeth of outer series compressed and spatula-like in adult, closely … The current status of these populations is unknown. Hubbs C; Lucier T; Garrett GP; Edwards RJ; Dean SM; Marsh E; Belk D, 1978. It is this body shape from which their common name, "discus", is derived. Rio Grande, Brownsville, Texas. (1974) and the personal observations of Lorenz (2008) support the proposition that H. cyanoguttatus competes with L. macrochirus for breeding sites in Florida and Louisiana, respectively. Hubbs C; Edwards RJ; Garrett GP, 1991. > 0°C, dry summers, Cw - Warm temperate climate with dry winter, Warm temperate climate with dry winter (Warm average temp. This author suggested the species is capable of expanding naturally via estuarine corridors. Captive specimen. There are iridescent blue-green spots or wavy lines on head, body and fins. Cienegas species and the Rio Grande Cichlid are illustrated in Fig. 36377). Introduced fish species in the Guadalupe River Basin. Lorenz (2008) stated that the species was further dispersed in bayous in the New Orleans area in Louisiana by hurricane Katrina during 2005. Pesticides should always be used in a lawful manner, consistent with the product's label. H. cyanoguttatus is a moderately popular ornamental fish species maintained by hobbyists worldwide. USA: TFH Publications Inc. Courtenay WR Jr; Deacon JE, 1983. Biological Conservation, 6:292-302. Berg, 2010; Seriously Fish, 2015). l'he Neotropical cichlids of the genus Cichlasoma attain their max- imum number ant1 diversity in Middle America, where about 75 species are known. Rio Grande cichlid, Texas cichlid. Seriously Fish (2015) states that eggs hatch in 2-3 days and the parents immediately move the fry to a pre-excavated pit in the substrate where the fry remain until the yolk sac is absorbed. Kullander SO, 2003. http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/herichthys-cyanoguttatus/. Lee et al. New and little-known reptiles and fishes in the museum collections. (2011) who conducted interspecific behavioural experiments to examine potential agonistic interactions between H. cyanoguttatus and the US native centrarchid bluegill Lepomis macrochirus. There are a number of small black spots on the base of the caudal fin and alongside the middle, the rear half of the body. Rio Grande leopard frogs may breed all year round with warm temperatures and sufficient rainfall. Mexico: Instituto Politecnico Nacional, 06040. Exotic Fishes in Fresh and Brackish Waters of Florida. Juvenile H. cyanoguttatus are pearly grey with white dots on the body and fins and two characteristic black spots on the centre of the body and the caudal fin base (Berg, 2010). Hernandez-Rolon A, 1990. (Baird and Girard 1854). Cichlidae (Cichlids). CABI, Undated. Physiological effects of saline waters on zander. No longer present, Recorded in Roger's Spring near Lake Mead, Clark County. Grey-brown; head, body & fins with many small, blue spots; a row of dark spots along mid-flank, typically one at mid-body, another on tail fin base, sometimes several more between those; body with up to 8 indistinct dark bars, those on rear half of body darker; no stripe along mid-side; sometimes a black spot on middle of spiny dorsal fin. Field observations of parental behavior of the Texas cichlid Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum. Comment by 10.5" RES Sharon on January 22, 2011 at 9:05am H. cyanoguttatus has been collected in small numbers from locations in Arizona, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio and Nebraska though the species is not considered to be established in these US states (Nico et al., 2015). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 7:24-29. The fighting tactics of male mouthbrooding cichlids: the effects of size on residency. Pair formation occurs before territory establishment and pairs will actively defend their territory to defend the eggs and fry. The euryhalinity of H. cyanoguttatus would greatly aid the species to disperse naturally. There is a black dot at the base of the caudal fin and one in the center of the body. H. cyanoguttatus is a moderately large cichlid that grows to a maximum size of approximately 30 cm total length (TL) (Page and Burr, 1991), though is commonly much smaller, approximately 11 cm TL, in natural populations (Froese and Pauly, 2015). A new cichlid from the Rio Balsas system, Mexico (Pisces, Teleostei). The further spread of H. cyanoguttatus by natural dispersal may occur in the USA. The Texas Cichlid Herichthys cyanoguttatus (previously Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum) is the northern most occurring cichlid and the only cichlid native to waters of the United States.It is naturally found in the waters of southern Texas ( namely the Rio Grande) and northern Mexico. Rio Grande cichlid . Baird SF; Girard CF, 1854. Lower lethal temperatures for 14 non-native fishes in Florida. Wallingford, UK: CABI, CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Courtenay WR Jr; Sahlman HF; Miley WM, 1974. Texas Parks and Wildlife call it a Rio Grande Cichlid so thats what I go by. Potential ecological impacts upon endemic fish fauna may include resource competition and predation, and predation of aquatic invertebrate communities. Fish introductions in the American southwest: a case history of Roger Spring, Nevada. H. cyanoguttatus may be distinguished from the closely-related H. carpintis by the larger spots of the background coloration of the latter species (Berg, 2010). In Mexico, Herichthys species, including both H. cyanoguttatus and H. carpintis, are considered legitimate food fish. In reviewing the systematics of these fishes in MPxico, we have encountered two undescribed Atlantic-slope species that inhabit the upper Rio … Introduced populations of H. cyanoguttatus occur in estuarine environments in the New Orleans area (Lake Pontchartrain) of Louisiana. Fontaine PA, 1938. These little monsters are harmless, but you will freak out over them. Kansas, USA: University Press of Kansas, 226 pp. The Rio Grande Cichlid (Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum) is a moderately sized species of freshwater fish that occurs in the Rio Grande and Pecos River basins of west central Texas. Texas cichlids are native to lakes and rivers in south Texas and northern Mexico, making them the most northern naturally occurring species of cichlid in the world. Tomelleri and Eberle (1990) report that the species can only survive cool winters in the ‘cooling lakes’ of power plants or in rivers near the outlets of warm springs at the northern limit of its distribution in the Edwards Plateau, Texas, USA. Herichthys cyanoguttatus Texas Cichlid. Range time to hatching 1.5 to 3 weeks; Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity (female) 2 to 3.5 years Darnell RM, 1962. Texas Cichlid (Herichthys Cyanoguttatus) also known as the Rio Grande Cichlid is an aggressive freshwater fish native to the USA found mostly in the rivers of Texas (commonly in the Rio Grande) and northern Mexico. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. North Carolina, USA: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 765 pp. I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior ! Seriously Fish. Lorenz OT; O'Connell MT, 2008. http://nas.er.usgs.gov/default.aspx. Itzkowitz and Nyby (1982) reports that established pairs will travel up to 3 m to harass newly formed pairs/conspecifics. > 0°C, dry winters), Salinities of up to 16 ppt had no significant effect on growth in the laboratory therefore short/long term tolerance is likely to be higher (Lorenz, 2008), Lower lethal temperature of 5°C recorded in laboratory (Shafland and Pestrak, 1982), Herichthys cyanoguttatus Baird and Girard, 1854, Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum Baird and Girard, 1854, Herichthys cyanoguttatum Baird and Girard, 1854, Parapetenia cyanostigma Hernandez-Rolon, 1990, Highly adaptable to different environments, Capable of securing and ingesting a wide range of food, Benefits from human association (i.e. Breeding habits of Herichthys cyanoguttatus Baird and Girard. Survival and abundance of introduced fishes near San Antonio, Texas. The temperature tolerance of H. cyanoguttatus goes below 7°C in outdoor artificial ponds and it can be active at 10°C (Lorenz, unpublished data). Like cichlids from the genus Pterophyllum (angelfish), all Symphysodon species have a laterally compressed body shape. Shafland and Pestrak (1982), reported a lower lethal temperature of 5°C under experimental conditions. There is one nostril opening on each side of the head and an interrupted lateral line (Itzkowitz and Nyby, 1982) that is doubled for a short distance on the caudal peduncle (Tomelleri and Eberle, 1990). This cichlid also prefers the water temperature to be between 68 and 82 °F (20–28 °C) and are negatively affected by rapid changes in temperature. H. cyanoguttatus is a habitat generalist and will occupy lentic and lotic aquatic habitats including ponds, lagoons, creeks, rivers (in pools and backwaters) and springs with mixed substrate types (rocks, sand, mud, sand, clay, aquatic vegetation) (Robertson and Winemiller, 2003; Miller et al., 2005). Shafland PL; Pestrak JM, 1982. Conkel D, 1993. In Texas, USA, the species was translocated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1928 and released into waters on the Edwards Plateau, Guadalupe River drainage, between 1928 and 1941 or 1943 (Brown, 1953; Hubbs et al., 1978). Adult males also develop a nuchal hump on their head. The majority of introductions of the species in the USA are thought to have resulted from the release of aquarium fishes (Nico et al., 2015). Effects of interspecific competition, salinity, and hurricanes on the success of an invasive fish, the Rio Grande cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus), DPhil Thesis. Draud M; Macias-Ordonez R; Verga J; Itzkowitz M, 2004. Porto Alegre, Brasil: EDIPUCRS. Texas Journal of Science, 5:245-251. (2004) listed H. cyanoguttatus as host to the following parasites: Crassicutis cichlasomae, Centrocestus formosanus, Clinostomum complanatum, Diplostomum sp., Posthodiplostomum minimum, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi, Neoechinorhynchus golvani, Rhabdochona kidderi and Contracaecum sp. Miller RR; Minckley LW; Norris SM, 2005. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. H. cyanoguttatus is captured by recreational anglers and the species is considered very palatable (Mardon, 2012; Texas Parks and Wildlife, 2015). More information about modern web browsers can be found at http://browsehappy.com/. Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine. H. cyanoguttatus is one of the most cold-tolerant cichlids. Breeding season Rio Grande leopard frogs can reproduce all year round, but most often reproduce in the spring and fall. Texas Parks and Wildlife, 2015. For instance, Teleogramma , Gobiocichla , Teleocichla and Retroculus inhabit flowing waters and have elongate, tubular bodies, small, deeply imbedded scales and enlarged and thickened pelvic fins. Interspecific aggression of an invasive cichlid species and native bluegill. Stockholm, Sweden: Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet. Mills D; Vevers G, 1989. Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) now dominates Six Mile Creek near Tampa (OT Lorenz, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA, personal communication, 2015); First reported: 1940s, Recorded in heated power plant effluents in Powerton Lake near Pekin (Illinois River drainage), Tazewell County, after having been released accidentally. In: Phylogeny and Classification of Neotropical Fishes [ed. FishBase. Courtenay WR Jr; Hensley DA, 1979. These fish are abundant in southern Texas and northern Mexico where they are called Rio Grande perch or Texas cichlid. Buchanan (1971) reported that in the San Marcos River, Texas, H. cyanoguttatus reproduced from March to August with peak activity in April. Its main body color can be pale light brown to dark blue or almost purple and changes with its mood or during mating season. by Lee DS]. Regan CT, 1905. Animal Behaviour, 47:655-662. Cichlids of North and Central America. Minimum temperature tolerances for fishes of the genera Signalosa and Herichthys in Texas. Inland Fisheries. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Its wide environmental tolerances, ability to colonize disturbed habitats, trophic opportunism, fast growth rates and advanced parental care of offspring have enabled it to establish oustide its native range. Lighter colored specimens usually exhibit four to six dark vertical bars or blotches (1st blotch most prominent; Page and Burr 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife 2019). http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/cichlid/. Introduced on Edwards Plateau of central Texas and central peninsular Florida, USA, and Verde River basin (La Media Luna region), Mexico (Ref. The genus was originally described as cichlids “with a compressed body, sub-elliptical outline, with small sub-conical teeth” (Baird and Girard, 1854). The Texas Cichlid, also known as the Rio Grande Perch, and the Rio Grande Cichlid, is an iridescent golden color with pearl highlights and white dots on its body and fins. The Aquarium, 7(8):128-130. Fishes of Texas Project and Online Database. Parental care of offspring exhibited by cichlid fishes greatly increases offspring survival rates. Breeding males have a prominent nuchal hump (Page and Burr, 1991), and males are typically larger than females (Itzkowitz and Nyby, 1982). 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