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    Feuermaulbuntbarsch: Brief Summary ( German )
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    Der Feuermaulbuntbarsch (Thorichthys meeki, Syn.: Cichlasoma meeki), auch Rotbrustbuntbarsch oder Maskenbuntbarsch genannt, ist ein Süßwasserfisch aus der Familie der Buntbarsche (Cichlidae). Er stammt aus dem Belize River, dem angrenzenden Südosten Mexikos, Guatemala (zwischen Río Grijalva und Usumacinta) und Yukatan und kommt dort in den unteren und mittleren Abschnitten von Flüssen mit geringer Strömung, Sand- und Schlammböden, in Yukatan auch in Cenotes und den unterirdischen Verbindungen zwischen ihnen vor. Sein Artname „meeki“ bezieht sich auf den amerikanischen Ichthyologen Seth Eugene Meek (1859–1914), der die Gattung Thorichthys beschrieben hat.

    Firemouth cichlid: Brief Summary
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    The firemouth cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) is a species of cichlid fish native to Central America. They occur in rivers of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, south through Belize and into northern Guatemala.

    Their natural habitat is typically shallow, slow-moving, often turbid, water with a pH of 6.5 - 8.0. It has also been reported to live in cave systems. As fish with a tropical distribution, firemouth cichlids live in warm water with a temperature range of 23–30 °C (75–86 °F). The common name, firemouth, is derived from the bright orange-red colouration on the underside of the jaw. Males in particular flare out their gills, exposing their red throats, in a threat display designed to ward off male rivals from their territory.

    Like most cichlids, brood care is highly developed; this species is an egg-layer. Firemouth cichlids form monogamous pairs and spawn on flattened surfaces of rocks, leaves or submerged wood. Breeding males are primarily responsible for territorial defense, while females are more intensively involved in raising the fry, though both parents lead the fry in search of food. Firemouth cichlids are omnivorous and opportunistic in their feeding strategies. Their ability to protrude their jaw 6% standard length limits their diet to about 6% evasive prey. Sexual dimorphism is present, though limited in this species. Males are generally larger, (up to 15 cm), than females with brighter and more red colouration around the throat, they also have more pointed dorsal and anal fins. Firemouths are suitable for community aquaria, though they may become aggressive to other members of its species during spawning.

    Thorichthys meeki: Brief Summary ( Italian )
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    Thorichthys meeki, conosciuto comunemente come Ciclide bocca di fuoco (e fino a pochi anni fa descritto come Cichlasoma meeki), è un pesce d'acqua dolce appartenente alla famiglia Cichlidae.

    Thorichthys meeki: Brief Summary ( Spanish; Castilian )
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    La especie Thorichthys meeki, también conocida como Firemouth, boca de fuego y, localmente en su lugar de origen como torito, es un pez de agua dulce de la familia Cichlidae del orden perciformes que se encuentra en América Central. Es muy prolífico y fácil de criar en cautividad, siendo considerado como uno de los cíclidos más pacíficos y aptos para acuarios comunitarios. Entre sus características y hábitos destaca su método de defensa en el cual aparenta agrandar su rostro dirigiendo sus opérculos y mandíbula hacia el frente.

    Цихлазома Меека: Brief Summary ( Russian )
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    Цихлазома Меека, или масковая цихлазома (лат. Thorichthys meeki) — аквариумная рыба семейства цихловых. Вид назван в честь американского ихтиолога Seth Eugene Meek.

    火口魚: Brief Summary ( Chinese )
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    火口魚,為輻鰭魚綱鱸形目隆頭魚亞目慈鯛科的其中一,分布於中美洲墨西哥瓜地馬拉貝里斯的Usumacinta及Belize河流域,體長可達17公分,棲息在植被生長、沙石底質的溪流,屬雜食性,生活習性不明,為高經濟價值得觀賞魚。

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