Peacock, butterfly (Cichla ocellaris)

Bloch & Schneider, 1801; CICHLIDAE FAMILY; also known as pavón mariposa, pavón amarillo, marichapa or pavón tres estrellas, tucunare, lukanani
The butterfly peacock is native to tropical South America. It was introduced in Hawaii in 1957 and in Florida in 1984 and 1986. It has also been stocked in many other countries including Puerto Rico, Panama, Kenya, Guam and the Dominican Republic.
Of all the peacock basses, the butterfly peacock has the greatest variation in color. They are yellowish green, with three dark, yellow-fringed blotches along the lateral midsection, or bars that typically... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
5.71 kg (12 lb 9 oz)
Chiguao River, Bolivar State, Venezuela
06-Jan-2000
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length) (tie)
60.0 cm
Essequibo River, Guyana
09-Jan-2020
All-Tackle (Length)
60.0 cm
Essequibo River, Guyana
08-Jan-2020
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.40 kg (7 lb 8 oz)
Homestead, Florida, USA
31-Mar-2001
M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Homestead, Florida, USA
29-Mar-2001
M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Kendall Lake, Miami, Florida, USA
27-May-2002
M-04 kg (8 lb) (tie)
3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Weston, Florida, USA
17-Dec-2000
M-04 kg (8 lb)
3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Sunshine Ranches, Florida, USA
20-Apr-2000
M-04 kg (8 lb) (tie)
3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Homestead, Florida, USA
17-Dec-2001
M-06 kg (12 lb)
5.71 kg (12 lb 9 oz)
Chiguao River, Bolivar State, Venezuela
06-Jan-2000
M-08 kg (16 lb)
5.67 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
South River, Suriname
30-Oct-2010
M-10 kg (20 lb)
4.54 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Noname Lake, Coral Springs, Florida, USA
02-Mar-2008
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.94 kg (2 lb 1 oz)
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
24-May-2016
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)
2.94 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Homestead, Florida, USA
29-Mar-2001
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.62 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Sunshine Ranches, Florida, USA
20-Apr-2000
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.06 kg (6 lb 12 oz)
South Dade Canals, Florida, USA
15-Apr-2004
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
4.53 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Paraguay River, Venezuela
23-Mar-1997
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
3.74 kg (8 lb 4 oz)
Cutler Bay Lake, Florida, USA
11-Jun-2013
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.53 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Autana River, Venezuela
03-Mar-2002
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
4.64 kg (10 lb 4 oz)
Mataveni River, Orinoco, Colombia
26-Feb-1998
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
3.18 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
South Dade Canals, Florida, USA
28-Mar-2016
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
3.29 kg (7 lb 4 oz)
South Dade Canals, Florida, USA
01-Apr-2016
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
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
3.17 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
Miami, Florida, USA
10-Sep-1998
F-Smallfry
2.72 kg (6 lb 0 oz)
NW Dade Canal, Florida, USA
09-Apr-1999
M-Junior
3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Kendall Lake, Miami, Florida, USA
27-May-2002
M-Smallfry
3.85 kg (8 lb 8 oz)
Coral Springs Lake, Florida, USA
12-Mar-2006

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