Geophagus brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Pearl cichlid
photo by CorrĂȘa, F.

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
 Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7; dH range: 5 - 10, potamodromous
 Distribution:  South America: Coastal drainages of eastern and southern Brazil and Uruguay.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Quite popular with aquarists.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.11.91
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.11.08
 Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 15.02.01

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