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Family Cichlidae - Cichlid Family [nonnative]

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
- ​Cichlids are popular aquarium fishes that are not native to Illinois. Cichlids have only one nostril on each side of the head and a two part lateral line with the front portion higher than the rear portion.
Rio Grande cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus) [nonnative]
Photo © Uland Thomas

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