The Wolf Cichlid Parachromis dovii (previously Cichlasoma dovii) was described by Gunther in 1864. They are found in Central America on the Atlantic slope from the Aguan River in Honduras to the Moin River in Costa Rica, and on the Pacific slope from the Yeguare River in Honduras to the Bebedero River in Costa Rica. This species is not listed on the IUCN Red List. Other common names or different spellings these fish are known by are Dovii Cichlid, Guapote, Dow's Cichlid, and Rainbow Bass.
They like lower and middle river valley areas, where they dig caverns. They primarily eat fish, but will eat crustaceans and insects as well. Growing up to 28 inches (72 cm) and resembling bass fish, these fish are used as a food source by the locals in the native waters.