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Mayaheros is a genus of cichlid found in Middle America. This genus has a disjunct distribution, with the M. urophthalmus group being found in the Usumacinta ichthyological province in the Atlantic drainages of southeastern México ( Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo), Belize and eastern Guatemala, reaching also into Honduras, while M. beani is the northern-most cichlid in the Pacific drainages of Middle America in México.