Vieja melanurus (Günther, 1862)
Redhead cichlid
Vieja melanurus
photo by Sheremetyev, I.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 7 - 8; dH range: 9 - 20
Distribution:  Central America: Atlantic slope, in the Usumacinta River drainage in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
Biology:  Inhabits lakes and the lower river valley with a slight tolerance for the brackish environment.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 17 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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