Nosferatu steindachneri (Jordan & Snyder, 1899)
Steindachner's cichlid
photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
 Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 7.8 - 8.3
 Distribution:  North America: Atlantic slope of northern Mexico. Endemic to the Tamasopo, Gallinas and Ojo Frio rivers in the Panuco River basin.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabits rivers. Feeds on snails and smaller fishes. Aquarium conditions: pH=7, H=3, 25°C water temperature, carnivore, egg layer, needs plant and rock cover, not easy to raise in tanks (Ref. 6398).
 IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 06.08.92
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.03.15
 Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 26.11.01

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