Texas Journal of Science, 5:245-251. Conkel D, 1993. Hulsey CD; Garcia Leon FJde; Johnson YS; Hendrickson DA; Near TJ, 2004. Hubbs C; Lucier T; Garrett GP; Edwards RJ; Dean SM; Marsh E; Belk D, 1978. There are reports that H. cyanoguttatus may have been accidentally introduced from resident ornamental fish farms in Hillsborough County, Florida, USA, in the 1940s and 1950s due to flooding (Courtenay and Hensley, 1979; Conkel, 1993). The San Gabriel River, in the Brazos River system, contains the state's northernmost established population (Hubbs et al., 1991). Texas, USA: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. (2011) who conducted interspecific behavioural experiments to examine potential agonistic interactions between H. cyanoguttatus and the US native centrarchid bluegill Lepomis macrochirus. Both Courtenay et al. Cichlasoma, Greek for "body of a wrasse," a similar type of fish; cyanoguttatum Greek for "blue-spotted" (Tomelleri and Eberle 1990). The juveniles have an iridescent pearl-gray body with white dots on the body and fins. Comment by 10.5" RES Sharon on January 22, 2011 at 9:05am Lorenz (2008) confirmed that H. cyanoguttatus will occur in elevated salinities in estuarine conditions in Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. The sides of the fish are frequently patterned in shades of green, red, brown, and blue. The utilization of saline environments to facilitate the spread of freshwater fish species has been referred to as using ‘saline bridges’ and was proposed as a possible mechanism to help explain the wide spread of Sander lucioperca through Europe (Brown et al., 2001). There are several small black spots at the base of the caudal fin and along the middle, rear half of the body. Unlike tilapia and most sunfishes, which typically have three spines on the anal fin, Rio Grande cichlids are equipped with five to six anal fin spines. Cichlidae (Cichlids). Body oval, moderately compressed; large fish with a bulbous hump over the eyes; 1 pair of nostrils; mouth short, oblique, horizontal or slightly down pointing; jaws about equal or upper projecting; top jaw highly protrusible; jaw teeth mostly conical, but central teeth of outer series compressed and spatula-like in adult, closely … Males appear to spend more time patrolling the pair's territory, whereas females spend more time in close proximity to and attending the eggs/fry. by Reis RE, Kullander SO, Ferraris Jr CJ]. Captive specimen. There are iridescent blue-green spots or wavy lines on head, body and fins. Louisiana, USA: The Times-Picayune. This cichlid also prefers the water temperature to be between 68 and 82 °F (20–28 °C) and are negatively affected by rapid changes in temperature. New Orleans, USA: University of New Orleans. Hubbs C, Lucier T, Garrett GP, Edwards RJ, Dean SM, Marsh E, Belk D, 1978. in Mexico, and Moravec (1998) reported that H. cyanoguttatus was host to many parasitic infestations in the Upper San Marcos River in Texas, USA. It has been reported as established in the Rio Frio, Colorado, San Antonio, San Marcos, Guadalupe and Comal rivers in the Edwards Plateau region (Brown 1953; Hubbs et al., 1978; Nico et al., 2015). It has also been introduced into the Concho, Nueces, lower Brazos, San Marcos Rivers, Town Lake Reservoir (in southeast Austin), Lake Houston, West Matagorda Bay, Simms Bayou and Cibolo drainages (Hubbs et al., 1991; Nico et al., 2015). In Louisiana, USA, H. cyanoguttatus has been collected from bayous and canals in the New Orleans metropolitan area (Lorenz, 2008; Lorenz and O'Connell, 2011) and a few isolated specimens have been collected from different areas including Lake Pontchartrain, Orleans Parish (Nico et al., 2015). Mire J, 2001. Wallingford, UK: CABI, CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Serum samples were obtained by the method of Koehn (1969). San Antonio River Authority, 68 pp. Courtenay WR Jr; Hensley DA, 1979. It is this body shape from which their common name, "discus", is derived. Images of H. cyanoguttatus may be viewed at Hendrickson and Cohen (2012), Froese and Pauly (2015). A large number are also established in an isolated population in Port Sulphur, Plaquemines Parish, 50 miles southeast of New Orleans (OT Lorenz, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA, personal communication, 2015). Brown JA; Moore WM; Quabius ES, 2001. Texas Cichlid (Herichthys Cyanoguttatus) also known as the Rio Grande Cichlid is an aggressive freshwater fish native to the USA found mostly in the rivers of Texas (commonly in the Rio Grande) and northern Mexico. Pesticides should always be used in a lawful manner, consistent with the product's label. Not as good as a bluegill or redear, thats for sure. Fish introductions in the American southwest: a case history of Roger Spring, Nevada. Its main body color can be pale light brown to dark blue or almost purple and changes with its mood or during mating season. Texas Cichlid (Rio Grande Cichlid) I'm just curious if anyone has heard of these fish, or owned any, and if they are still seen in the hobby, how rare are they, etc.. Before taking a 25 year break from the hobby, I had a pair of these from a fish store in Texas. The name 'red Texas cichlid' is chiefly used to describe a hybrid between H. cyanoguttatus and another cichlid species (Berg, 2010). Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Females are generally less colourful than males (Page and Burr, 1991). One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. There is a black dot at the base of the caudal fin and one in the center of the body. In Texas, USA, the species was translocated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1928 and released into waters on the Edwards Plateau, Guadalupe River drainage, between 1928 and 1941 or 1943 (Brown, 1953; Hubbs et al., 1978). 3. It was found that H. cyanoguttatus was highly aggressive both as a territory holder and also entering the territory of L. macrochirus indicating potential competition for space with native centrarchids. Freshwater fishes of Mexico. > 0°C, dry winters), Salinities of up to 16 ppt had no significant effect on growth in the laboratory therefore short/long term tolerance is likely to be higher (Lorenz, 2008), Lower lethal temperature of 5°C recorded in laboratory (Shafland and Pestrak, 1982), Herichthys cyanoguttatus Baird and Girard, 1854, Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum Baird and Girard, 1854, Herichthys cyanoguttatum Baird and Girard, 1854, Parapetenia cyanostigma Hernandez-Rolon, 1990, Highly adaptable to different environments, Capable of securing and ingesting a wide range of food, Benefits from human association (i.e. Rio Grande cichlids are an invasive species that has spread throughout the metropolitan New Orleans area. These common names may refer to colour variants of H. cyanoguttatus as well as to hybrids and entirely different species. In Louisiana, angling competitions or 'fishing rodeos' have been utilized to remove introduced H. cyanoguttatus from Bayou St. John and other New Orleans waterways (Mardon, 2012). American Midland Naturalist, 108(2):364-368. Buchanan (1971) reported that in the San Marcos River, Texas, H. cyanoguttatus reproduced from March to August with peak activity in April. Similarly, Lorenz (2008) cited anecdotal evidence of the decline of Gambusia affinis, Poecilia latipinna and Heterandria formosa in areas of Louisiana where H. cyanoguttatus has become well established. In: Texas Journal of Science, 30 (4) 369-376. Fishes of Texas Project and Online Database. Southeastern Naturalist, 10(4):673-686. http://www.eaglehill.us. Fishers get chance to combat invasive species at New Orleans City Park fishing rodeo Saturday. Blue tilapia are also known to impact a number of minnows and topminnows such as shiners, chub, pupfish, and mosquitofish -- including some imperiled species -- through habitat degradation, competition for incidental consumption of eggs through herbivory, predation on small and/or young fishes, and distu… Nico L, Fuller P, Neilson M, 2015. Stockholm, Sweden: Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet. Within the ornamental fish industry, strains of H. cyanoguttatus are available that include the blue Texas cichlid, green Texas cichlid and red Texas cichlid (Berg, 2010). Survival and abundance of introduced fishes near San Antonio, Texas. Since about 1995, the Rio Grande cichlid is becoming more common in the waters in and around New Orleans. The majority of introductions of the species in the USA are thought to have resulted from the release of aquarium fishes (Nico et al., 2015). FishBase. Minimum temperature tolerances for fishes of the genera Signalosa and Herichthys in Texas. Both parents are active in guarding the eggs and fry though the male and female alternate in the performance of parental responsibilities. Eggs hatched in 26 hours at a temperature of 29°C, in 30 hours at 27°C and in 60 hours at 24°C. it is a human commensal), Highly likely to be transported internationally deliberately, Sport (hunting, shooting, fishing, racing), Meat/fat/offal/blood/bone (whole, cut, fresh, frozen, canned, cured, processed or smoked). It can grow over 33 centimeters in length, and males can develop a protrusion known as a nuchal hump on their head. H. cyanoguttatus is native to the Atlantic Coast of Texas, USA (lower Rio Grande and Nueces drainages) and south to northeastern Mexico (Hubbs et al., 1978; Page and Burr, 1991; Froese and Pauly, 2015). Breeding males have a prominent nuchal hump (Page and Burr, 1991), and males are typically larger than females (Itzkowitz and Nyby, 1982). The Rio Grande or Texas cichlid Herichthys cyanoguttatus is a popular ornamental freshwater fish that has been introduced to a number of US states. Biological Conservation, 6:292-302. Hendrickson DA; Cohen AE, 2012. (1980) (referencing Hubbs, 1951) reported a lower temperature tolerance of between 14°C and 19°C for fish at Colorado River in Austin, Texas, USA. Hubbs C, 1951. Like cichlids from the genus Pterophyllum (angelfish), all Symphysodon species have a laterally compressed body shape. Cichlids of North and Central America. Kullander SO, 2003. Herichthys cyanoguttatus Texas Cichlid. Habitat associations of fishes in the Devils River, Texas. Cichlids are primarily freshwater fishes and are found in tropical America, mainland Africa and Madagascar, and southern Asia. Fly Fishing; Species Weight Length Date Angler Bait or Lure; Cichlid, Rio Grande: 0.90: 9.75: Jul 29, 2018: Jamie Meaux: crawfish briminator : Sunfish, Hybrid Green USGS nonindigenous aquatic species database. Lorenz (2008) also provided anecdotal field observations of agonistic behaviour between H. cyanoguttatus and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis), sailfin mollies (Poecilia latipinna) and blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus). When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Breeding habits of Herichthys cyanoguttatus Baird and Girard. The liver and a small piece of ventral skeletal muscle Rio Grande Cichlid is known for its cream and turquoise spots giving them a speckled look over a very dark to light olive background coloration. It is used by San Antonio River Authority biologists as a biological indicator of unbalanced or stressed ecosystems (Gonzales and Moran, 2005). Identification: . Fly fishing for Rio Grande Cichlids AKA Texas Cichlids in the Gila River, Arizona. Tomelleri and Eberle (1990) report that the species can only survive cool winters in the ‘cooling lakes’ of power plants or in rivers near the outlets of warm springs at the northern limit of its distribution in the Edwards Plateau, Texas, USA. > 10°C, Cold average temp. Taxonomic Troubles: A "Chiclasoma" orphan, but valid now as Herichthys, for which it is the type species. Miller RR; Minckley LW; Norris SM, 2005. H. cyanoguttatus was recorded to be established in Six Mile Creek in Hillsborough County (the population may have been extirpated since) with the source of this introduction possibly a fish farm that cultured the species as an aquarium fish during the 1940s and early 1950s under the trade name 'Texas bluespot' (Courtenay and Hensley, 1979; Nico et al., 2015). There are several black spots at the base of the caudal fin and along the middle, rear half of the body. Also introduced and established in parts of Florida (population may have been extirpated) and Louisiana (population is extensive), Aw - Tropical wet and dry savanna climate, < 60mm precipitation driest month (in winter) and < (100 - [total annual precipitation{mm}/25]), Cs - Warm temperate climate with dry summer, Warm average temp. Boston, USA: Houghton Mifflin Company. Southwestern Naturalist. Porto Alegre, Brasil: EDIPUCRS. Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) now dominates Six Mile Creek near Tampa (OT Lorenz, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA, personal communication, 2015); First reported: 1940s, Recorded in heated power plant effluents in Powerton Lake near Pekin (Illinois River drainage), Tazewell County, after having been released accidentally. In: Atlas of North American freshwater fishes [ed. (Un nouveau cichlide du systeme du Rio Balsas, Mexique (Pisces, Teleostei). However these populations may now be extirpated. Of particular note is the aggressive behaviour of the species as territories are established on the substrate and defended against all intruders. Rio Grande leopard frogs may breed all year round with warm temperatures and sufficient rainfall. by Malabarba LR, Reis RE, Vari RP, Lucena ZM, Lucena CAS]. They are edible, taste and texture is a lot like a freshwater drum. Itzkowitz M; Nyby J, 1982. Female and male Texas cichlids (Herichthys cyanoguttatus) do not fight by the same rules. This process continued until 2500-3000 eggs had been laid and fertilized. Salgado-Maldonado G; Cabañas-Carranza G; Soto-Galera E; Pineda-López RF; Caspeta-Mandujano JM; Aguilar-Castellanos E; Mercado-Silva N, 2004. Comparative Parasitology, 71(2):190-202. Turner GF, 1994. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 31(2):754-764. Report Submitted to National Fishery Research Laboratory, U.S. Robertson MS; Winemiller KO, 2003. The genus was originally described as cichlids “with a compressed body, sub-elliptical outline, with small sub-conical teeth” (Baird and Girard, 1854). Lower lethal temperatures for 14 non-native fishes in Florida. Moravec F, 1998. (Baird and Girard 1854). Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide. The most common form is ovate and somewhat laterally compressed, but some species are strongly compressed or cylindrical and elongated. North Carolina, USA: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 765 pp. The Rio Grande Cichlid (Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum) is a moderately sized species of freshwater fish that occurs in the Rio Grande and Pecos River basins of west central Texas. Copeia, 1951(4):297. Mardon S, 2012. 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