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Answer for the clue "Freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes ", 7 letters:
cichlid

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Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. Any of many tropical fish, of the family Cichlidae, popular as aquarium fish.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums [syn: cichlid fish ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Cichlids are fish from the family Cichlidae in the order Perciformes . Cichlids are members of a suborder known as Labroidei , along with the wrasses ( Labridae ), damselfishes ( Pomacentridae ), and surfperches ( Embiotocidae ). This family is both large...

Usage examples of cichlid.

He knew how the forms of life branched out from willowherb to bog orchid, waxwing to grebe, elm to paulownia, cichlid to sea-squirt.

Just an eclectic and healthy collection of cichlids and labyrinthine fish.

Swordtails, Guppies, Platys, Terras, Neons, Cichlids, Labyrinth and Paradise fish, and every variety of exotic Goldfish.

Swordtails, Guppies, Platys, Terras, Neons, Cichlids, Labyrinth and Paradise fish, and every variety of exotic Goldfish.

While some of these were clear and contained nothing larger than small cichlids and kindred swimmers, others were opaque with flourishing plant life, crustaceans, shellfish, and aquatic reptiles.

There were all kinds - Swordtails, Guppies, Platys, Terras, Neons, Cichlids, Labyrinth and Paradise fish, and every variety of exotic Goldfish.