Cichla temensis (speckled pavon, speckled peacock bass, painted pavon)
English: Cichla temensis in Särkänniemi Akvaario, Tampere, Finland
Suomi: Helmikikla Särkänniemen Akvaariossa Tampereella
Date 4 January 2011
Author Tiia Monto https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kulmalukko
Cichla temensis, sometimes known as the speckled pavon, speckled peacock bass, or painted pavon ("peacock bass" is also used for some of its relatives), is a very large South American cichlid and a prized game fish. Reaching almost 1 m in length and a weight more than 12 kg, it is the largest cichlid of the Americas, and possibly the largest cichlid anywhere (the African giant cichlid may grow to a similar length). It is native to the basins of the Rio Negro, Uatumã River, and Orinoco River in northern South America. Order: Perciformes, Family: Cichlidae, Subfamily: Cichlinae.