Peacock, Orinoco (Cichla orinocensis)

(Humboldt, 1821); CICHLIDAE FAMILY; also called pavon and borboleto. Orinoco peacocks can be distinguished from all other species of peacock bass by the presence of three large, dark ocellated blotches along their side. They are often confused with butterfly peacocks (Cichla ocellaris) because they are commonly called “burboleta”, which is Brazilian Portuguese for “butterfly. Orinoco peacocks are one of the more common species and can be found in Brazil in the Amazon, Rio Negro rivers, as well as in the Orinoco river in Venezuela and Colombia. These beautiful cichlids are powerful figh... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
7.31 kg (16 lb 1 oz)
Urubaxi River, Amazonas, Brazil
12-Feb-2010
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
1.81 kg (4 lb 0 oz)
Curicuriari River, Brazil
20-Oct-2019
M-02 kg (4 lb)
2.27 kg (5 lb 0 oz)
Curicuriari River, Brazil
19-Oct-2019
M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.86 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Rio Mataven, Colombia
25-Jan-2019
M-04 kg (8 lb)
3.66 kg (8 lb 1 oz)
Masparro Lake, Barinas, Venezuela
13-Nov-2010
M-06 kg (12 lb)
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Cano Bocon, Colombia
28-Jan-2010
M-06 kg (12 lb) (tie)
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Rio Mataven, Colombia
24-Jan-2019
M-08 kg (16 lb) (tie)
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Represa la Vueltosa, Venezuela
27-Dec-2009
M-08 kg (16 lb)
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Cano Cajaro, Colombia
07-Apr-2009
M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.91 kg (2 lb 0 oz)
Tapera River, Brazil
16-Jan-2008
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
1.62 kg (3 lb 9 oz)
Agua Boa River, Brazil
23-Jan-2015
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
1.81 kg (4 lb 0 oz)
Agua Boa, Brazil
23-Jan-2015
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Mataven, Colombia
08-Jan-2013
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Rio Mataven, Colombia
07-Jan-2013
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
5.22 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Orinoco Tributary, Colombia
03-Feb-2016
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.64 kg (3 lb 10 oz)
Rio Marie, Brazil
22-Sep-2019
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.21 kg (4 lb 14 oz)
Turi River, Brazil
25-Sep-2019
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
Turi River, Brazil
24-Sep-2019
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
F-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-Junior
2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
La Coromoto Lake, Guanare, Venezuela
23-Feb-2009
M-Smallfry
1.19 kg (2 lb 10 oz)

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