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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Cichlomorphae
Ordo: Cichliformes

Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Archocentrus
Species (3): A. centrarchus – A. multispinosus – A. spinosissimus

(according to Schmitter-Soto, 2007)

Archocentrus Gill, in Gill & Bransford, 1877: 185
Gender: masculine
Type species: Heros (Archocentrus) centrarchus Gill, 1877
Type by monotypy

Archocentrus centrarchus


Gill, T.N. & Bransford, J.F. 1877: Synopsis of the fishes of Lake Nicaragua. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 29: 175–218.
Říčan, O., Piálek, L., Dragová, K. & Novák, J. 2016. Diversity and evolution of the Middle American cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with revised classification. Vertebrate Zoology 66(1): 1–102. PDF. Reference page.
Schmitter-Soto, J.J. 2007: A systematic revision of the genus Archocentrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae), with the description of two new genera and six new species. Zootaxa, 1603: 78 pp. Abstract & excerpt
Schmitter-Soto, J.J. 2007: Phylogeny of species formerly assigned to the genus Archocentrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae). Zootaxa, 1618: 1–50. Abstract & excerpt


Nomenclator Zoologicus
Archocentrus species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 08/2021.
Archocentrus and its species (including synonyms) in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2022. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.

Archocentrus is a genus of cichlid fish from Central America. It currently contains a single species, the flier cichlid (Archocentrus centrarchus), which is found in stagnant and slow-moving freshwater habitats such as lakes, ponds, ditches, swamps and rivers in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.[2][3] It is up to 11 cm (4.3 in) long and feeds on invertebrates and detritus.[3]

Archocentrus formerly included some of the species now included in the genera Cryptoheros and Amatitlania, such as the convict cichlid.[4][5][6] The rainbow cichlid was temporarily included in the genus Archocentrus but is now back in its original genus Herotilapia.[7]

Lyons, T.J. & Angulo, A. (2020). "Archocentrus centrarchus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T150123428A152306166. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T150123428A152306166.en. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
Říčan, O.; Piálek, L.; Dragová, K. & Novák, J. (2016). "Diversity and evolution of the Middle American cichlid fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with revised classification" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 66 (1): 1–102. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2021). Species of Archocentrus in FishBase. December 2021 version.
"Convict and Jack Dempsey placed in new genera". Archived from the original on 2007-12-28.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). Species of Archocentrus in FishBase. April 2015 version.
Schmitter-Soto, J. (2007). "A systematic revision of the genus Archocentrus (Perciformes:Cichlidae), with a description of two new Genera and six new species" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1603: 1–76. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1603.1.1.
McMahan, C.D.; Matamoros, W.A.; Piller, K.R. & Chakrabarty, P. (2015). "Taxonomy and systematics of the herichthyins (Cichlidae: Tribe Heroini), with the description of eight new Middle American Genera" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3999 (2): 211–234. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3999.2.3. PMID 26623572.

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