Cichlids are fish frae the faimily Cichlidae in the order Cichliformes.

Cichlid
Temporal range: Eocene tae present´╝łmolecular clock suggests Cretaceous oreegins´╝ë
Freshwater angelfish biodome.jpg
Common freshwatter angelfish,
Pterophyllum scalare
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Clade: Percomorpha
(unranked): Ovalentaria
Order: Cichliformes
Faimily: Cichlidae
Bonaparte, 1835
Subfamilies

Cichlinae
Etroplinae
Heterochromidinae
Pseudocrenilabrinae
Ptychochrominae
For genera, see below.