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Sub Family Cichlasomatinae  
Scientific classification
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Actinopterygii
Order : Perciformes
Suborder : Labroidei
Family : Cichlidae
Sub Family :








Cichlasomatinae is a subfamily of cichlid fishes. It includes all cichlids native to islands in the

  • Caribbean (Cuba and Hispaniola),

  • USA (southern Texas),

  • Mexico and Central America, and many of the cichlids from South America (the other South American subfamilies are Astronotinae, Cichlinae, Geophaginae and Retroculinae).





As already mentioned Cichlids in this subfamily are grouped in two tribes.

  • Cichlasomatini
  • Heroini




Heroini is a fish tribe from the Cichlasomatinae subfamily in the cichlid family. It includes more than 150 species. All cichlids from islands in the Caribbean, USA (southern Texas), Mexico and Central America are members of this tribe, but it also includes species from South America where other tribes exist.
A large percentage of its species were formerly placed in the genus Cichlasoma (itself now placed in the tribe Cichlasomatini), but have since been moved to other genera.

In addition there are two Genera which are not part of above two tribes but a member of this subfamily

  • Herichthys

  • Parachromis




  Sandeep Raghuvanshi
Picture Credits   Wikipdeia and other sources which have releases under GNU, unless soecifically credited
CITATIONS/FURTHER READING   Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication., ( 10/2013 )