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Asaflame

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Scientific names the jack Dempsey might go by in my book I can't find it large American Cichlid's II by Wolfgang
 

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The genus classification has been changed countless times.

It was formerly known and nandopsis octofasciata and cichlasoma octofasciata(um)
 

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The only I can find online are the following:

"Heros octofasciatus Regan, 1903
Archocentrus octofasciatus (Regan, 1903)
Cichlasoma octofasciatum (Regan, 1903)
Nandopsis octofasciata (Regan, 1903)
Cichlasoma hedricki Meek, 1904
Cichlosoma biocellatum Regan, 1909"
 

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In the 1940s, I'd guess that the most likely name used was Cichlasoma biocellatum. I have a book from the 1960s that still used that name. Researchers found the correct species name, octofasciatum, in the 1970s. The genus has changed a couple of times since then.
 
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