Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys (Hensel, 1870)
Smooth-cheek eartheater
photo by Braun, A.S.

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
 Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  South America: Laguna dos Patos and Lagoa Mirim drainages in Brazil and Uruguay.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Spawns on the bottom. A male will spawn with more than one female if there is more than one ripe female around. If not, he is satisfied to spawn with one partner and to stay with one female forever (Ref. 12251). Maximum length 25 cm TL (Ref. 2060).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.11.08
 Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 15.02.01

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