Guianacara geayi (Pellegrin, 1902)
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
 Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 8 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  South America: Approuague River in French Guiana and the Oyapock River drainage in French Guiana and Brazil.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Prefers calm waters of inland creeks where it can be very abundant (Ref. 27188). May occur in back currents of cascades along with Ctenoloricaria fowleri, Leporinus despaxi, Hemiodopsis quadrimaculatus and Parodon guyanensis. Lingers over stony substrates along shallow banks (Ref. 35237). Spawns in a secret or hidden area. The males have harems. The male often joins in protecting the young if they are close to his cave or lair but it is mainly the females who care for the eggs and young (Ref. 12251).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 27.02.98
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 22.11.00

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