Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Cichlidae > Genus: Cichlasoma > Species: Cichlasoma facetum

Chameleon cichlid - Cichlasoma facetum (Jenyns, 1842)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Chameleon cichlid English Fishbase
Chanchito German Fishbase
Chanchito Portuguese Fishbase
Chanchito Spanish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Chromis facetus Jenyns 1842
Herichthys facetum (Jenyns, 1842)
Heros autochthon Günther, 1862
Heros jenynsii Steindachner, 1869
Heros acaroides Hensel, 1870
Pomotis tetracanthus Cuvier, 1829

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Cichlasoma facetum European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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