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    (Wikipedia) - Iranocichla hormuzensis   (Redirected from Iranocichla) Iranocichla hormuzensis Scientific classification Binomial name
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Actinopterygii
    Order: Perciformes
    Family: Cichlidae
    Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
    Tribe: Tilapiini
    Genus: Iranocichla Coad, 1982
    Species: I. hormuzensis
    Iranocichla hormuzensis Coad, 1982

    Iranocichla hormuzensis is a species of mouthbrooding fish from the cichlid family. It is the only member of its genus, and reaches a length of about 10 centimetres (3.9 in). It has a stout body. Young exhibit a silver-green coloration with no fin pigmentation. The adult is mostly black with silver speckles on the body and barring on the dorsal fin. It is restricted to freshwater and brackish habitats in southern Iran above the Straits of Hormuz. It is the only species of cichlid native to this country, and among the few cichlids native to Asia. Although it has not been rated by the IUCN, some authorities believe it is highly threatened.

    Tags:Asia, Hormuz, IUCN, Iran, Iranocichla, Wikipedia

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