Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis)

There are now known to be Peacock bass , a species considered extremely invasive in some reservoirs and large lakes in Thailand. Anglers Fishing in Thailand can also target the Chicla temensis at many fishing lakes and resorts.

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

  • SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Actinopterygii
  • Order: Perciformes
  • Family: Cichlidae
  • Subfamily: Cichlinae
  • Genus: Cichla
  • Species: Cichla temensis
Common name: Speckled Peacock bass, Speckled Pike Cichlid, Pavon, Tucunare, Three-barred peacock bass, Acu Paca, Giant peacock bass Latin nameCichla temensis Thailand status: Introduced Max size: 15kg (33lb) Diet: Carnivorous - Fish, Insects, crustaceans Habitat: Freshwater
There are now known to be Peacock bass , a species considered extremely invasive in some reservoirs and large lakes in Thailand. Anglers Fishing in Thailand can also target the Chicla temensis at many fishing lakes and resorts.

Peacock bass are not truly bass but actually cichlids. There are more than 15 different species refered to as such which are native to the Amazon river basin and also introduced now into many other countries around the World's tropical regions including Singapore, USA, Hawaii and Thailand. The species most of interest to anglers in Thailand is the Speckled Peacock bass (Cichla temensis) which is stocked in fishing parks as-well as now to some small reservoirs by local Thai anglers