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Carlos Heinsohn - Cichla piquiti

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Cichla piquiti is one of the newly described (Kullander and Ferreira, 2006) species of Cichla.  They are uniquely marked as adults with 5 wide dark vertical bars. Cichla piquiti is found in Brazil in the upper and lower Rio Tocantins and Rio Araguaia drainage.  They have also been introduced and extensively stocked in reservoirs and fisheries in Brazil's southern regions.  (9" by 12" print)

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Carlos R. Heinsohn is a lawyer and finance executive and an avid fly fisherman from Bogotá, Colombia. He spends much of his free time fishing, tying flies and studying the aquatic ecosystems and the fishes of the Amazon and Orinoco. Carlos assists several local, nonprofit nature conservation foundations. In 2010, he wrote El Buen Pescador (The Good Fisherman), a guide to fishing ecologically, with emphasis on Catch and Release principles. As a result of his research, he is in the process of illustrating the most representative Orinoco and Amazon gamefish.