Specimen Information

Hemichromis letourneuxi
Hemichromis letourneuxi
(African Jewelfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31267
GroupFishes
GenusHemichromis
Speciesletourneuxi
Common NameAfrican Jewelfish
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityTamiami Canal, at junction with Coral Gables Canal
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameTamiami Canal
HUC10 Number0309020615
HUC12 NameTamiami Canal
HUC12 Number030902061500
Map
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Collection Year1980
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:463
Author:Loftus, W.F., and J.A. Kushlan
Date:1987
Title:Freshwater fishes of southern Florida.
Journal:Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences
Volume:31
Issue:4
Pages:147-344
Reference 2
Ref. Number:664
Author:Loiselle, P.V.
Date:1979
Title:A revision of the genus Hemichromis Peters 1858 (Teleostei: Cichlidae).
Journal:Annales du Musée royal de l'Afrique Centrale (Série Zoology)
Volume:228
Pages:1-124
CommentsLittoral areas of canal, marginal vegetation and cavities along banks. Jewelfish were observed nesting closely to the spawning beds of Tilapia mariae and Cichlasoma bicmaculatum. Possible due to aggressive nature. Orig. misident. as H. bimaculatus.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierLoftus, Kushlan
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/21/2021].

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