All FishesCichlidaePseudocrenilabrinaeHemichromis

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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 
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Size 136mm or 5.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Other Hemichromis species are sometimes sold under the same name.
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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)
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nile (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Gambia (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.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)