Citation Martinez-Palacios CA & Ross L (2004) Post-hatching geotactic behaviour and substrate attachment in Cichlasoma urophthalmus (Günther). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 20 (6), pp. 545-547. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2004.00539.x
Abstract First paragraph: The Central American cichlid, Cichlasoma urophthalmus (Gu¨ nther), has considerable potential for aquaculture within the region. It grows more slowly than introduced species such as Tilapias, but has a strong advantage in that it is a native species and consequently has minimum environmental impact. Substantial work has been conducted on many aspects of the biology and exploitation of the species (Martinez-Palacios and Ross, 1986, 1994; Martinez-Palacios et al., 1990, 1996a,b), sufficient to establish a basis for development of this resource. There is growing interest in exploitation of C. urophthalmus for aquaculture within its natural range, thus understanding the spawning and hatching behaviour of the species is important.
Journal Journal of Applied Ichthyology: Volume 20, Issue 6