Specimen Information

Amphilophus trimaculatus × Amphilophus sp.
(Threespot Cichlid hybrid)
Exotic Hybrid

Specimen ID1711960
Speciestrimaculatus × Amphilophus sp.
Common NameThreespot Cichlid hybrid
LocalityLake Granbury, south of U.S. Highway 377 bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Brazos-Palo Pinto
HUC8 Number12060201
HUC10 NameLake Granbury-Brazos River
HUC10 Number1206020112
HUC12 NameWalnut Creek-Brazos River
HUC12 Number120602011208
Collection Day15
Collection Month7
Collection Year2022
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
CommentsFish was removed from the wild and kept in aquarium by collector. Identification photos sent to Adam Cohen (ichthyology collection manager, Texas Natural History Collection). Mitochondrial DNA analysis by Kevin Conway (Texas A&M University) indicates female parent is Amphilophus trimaculatus, but orange coloration not known from species and suggests hybrid origin. Observation also recorded in iNaturalist (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/127536705)
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Disposalretained in home aquarium
VerifierK. Conway (Texas A & M University)
Number Collected1
Amphilophus trimaculatus × Amphilophus sp.
Amphilophus trimaculatus × Amphilophus sp.
Amphilophus trimaculatus × Amphilophus sp.
Amphilophus trimaculatus × Amphilophus sp.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/14/2024].

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