THE EXPLOSIVE FISH OF THE AMAZON
There are 4 species of Peacock Bass starting with the most beautiful of them all, the Butterfly which on average 4lbs to 16lbs to the current Speckled IGFA Record at 29-lbs.
Classification / Names
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlinae
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 74.0 cm TL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 6,800g.
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 5 - ? m.
Climate / Range
Tropical; 24°C - 27°C; 26°N - 9°S
of the Rio Negro