Please add Pearl Scale Cichlid, Herichthys carpintis

Common Name: 
Pearl Scale Cichlid
Scientific Name: 
Herichthys carpintis
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This is not Herichthys cyanoguttatus. Caught in Florida.

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Corey's picture

I found more references to "Lowland Cichlid" for this one's common name. Taking your word for this species as there is only 1 other instance of it ever being found in the US (link). You should report your catch report to the USGS nonindiginous aquatic species database.

Species.Spotlight's picture

Yes that's how we found and ID'd them. 

Wow what a monster. Where are they located?