|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hemichromis bimaculatus Gill, 1862|
|Common Names||Jewel Cichlid
Afrikanischer Roter Juwelen-Cichlide (Germany), Röd Ciklid (Sweden)
|Type Locality||No locality, probably Liberia.|
|Etymology||Hemichromis: Greek, hemis = half + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch|
|Size||136mm or 5.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Other Hemichromis species are sometimes sold under the same name.|
|Distribution||Africa: Coastal basins from Southern Guinea to Central Liberia, associated with forested biotopes. Also reported from Côte d"Ivoire and Ghana, coastal basins of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nile basins, Gambia and Senegal. Widely distributed in West Africa.
African Waters, Côte de Ivoire Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 14, pp 137|
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|Last Update||2020 Mar 24 10:22 (species record created: 2010 Dec 17 06:52)|