Male in the aquarium
A male of Thorichthys meeki in the aquarium of Willem Heijns [Netherlands]. The fish was received by the author back in the 80s from some friends that captured it in Guatemala. Photo by Willem Heijns. determiner Willem Heijns

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Thorichthys

Group
Meeki

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
24-Nov-2011

Thorichthys meeki (Brind, 1918)

Boca de fuego; Firemouth cichlid; Scarlet chanchito.


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Original description as Thorichthys helleri meeki:

ZooBank:D34733B7-BFEE-4F05-B315-0EC156FE1E48.

Conservation: Thorichthys meeki is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).