CICHLIDS - Cichlidae
General:
Fresh or brackish water (one marine species).

Some species widely introduced and farmed as food fish. (Introduced alien species in Antigua).

Body shape quite variable, mostly moderately deep and compressed. A nostril on each side of head. Interrupted lateral line in most species. Scales in lateral lines may be over 100, usually 20-50. Dorsal fin usually with 7-25 spines and 5-30 soft rays. Spines in anal fin 3-15 (generally 3); soft rays 4-15 (a few with 30).
Etymology
Greek, kichle = a kind of fish
REDBREAST TILAPIA
Coptodon rendalii