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Vieja maculicauda.jpg
Vieja maculicauda
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Tribe: Heroini
Genus: Vieja
Fernández-Yépez, 1969

Vieja is a genus of fish from the family Cichlidae. The geographic distribution of the genus is limited to Pacific slope of Middle America from Río Tequistlán in Mexico south to Lago Coatepeque in El Salvador, Atlantic slope of Middle America from Río Chachalacas in Mexico to Río Chagres in Panama. Only Vieja maculicauda extends south past northern Middle America.[1]


There are currently 8 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b McMahan, C.D., Matamoros, W.A., Piller, K.R. & Chakrabarty, P. (2015). "Taxonomy and systematics of the herichthyins (Cichlidae: Tribe Heroini), with the description of eight new Middle American Genera" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3999 (2): 211–234. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3999.2.3. PMID 26623572.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)