Bass, Butterfly Peacock


Scientific Name:
Cichla ocellaris
Water Type:
Fight Rating:
Normal Pointer

The Peacock Bass has three vertical stripes on their bodies and a spot on their tail fins that resembles the eyes on a peacock's tail feathers -- a feature which resulted in their English and Spanish common names. In addition, all adult males have a pronounced hump on their foreheads. Other physical traits can vary greatly depending on the species, individual and stage of development. These include but are not limited to: dark rosettes instead of stripes, light speckles, impressive shades of bright green, orange, blue and gold. The stripes, however, tend to fade in late adulthood.

Fishing Spots


Black Creek Creek (Freshwater)

Cutler Ridge, FL
United States United States
9 16 2

Black Creek Canals Lake (Freshwater)

Perrine, FL
United States United States
8 16 4

Broward County Canals Canal (Freshwater)

Plantation, FL
United States United States
2 14 32 8

C.B. Smith Park Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Pembroke Pines, FL
United States United States
4 21 4

Cutler Drain Canals Canal (Freshwater)

Kendall, FL
United States United States
6 14 2

Debert River River

Debert, NS
Canada Canada
2 2

Igapo Acu Basin Basin (Freshwater)

Manaus, AM
Brazil Brazil
13 2 1 2

Lake Apopka Lake (Freshwater)

Oakland, FL
United States United States
8 7 4

Miami Airport Lakes & Canals Lake (Freshwater)

Miami, FL
United States United States
4 7 17 2

Miami-Dade Canals Canal (Freshwater)

Miami, FL
United States United States
25 8 27 2

Rio Cuiuni -- Unknown --

Manaus, AM
Brazil Brazil
6 1 2

Rio Negro -- Unknown --

Manaus, AM
Brazil Brazil
20 6 1 5 4

Rio Ventuari -- Unknown --

Esmeralda, AM
Venezuela Venezuela
8 2

Southeast Florida Canals Canal (Freshwater)

Clewiston, FL
United States United States
2 17 7 4

Travessao River -- Unknown --

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Brazil Brazil
4 6 1 4

Wilson Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Honolulu, HI
United States United States
10 1 2 5



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