Uaru amphiacanthoides Heckel, 1840
Uaru
photo by Tibbatts, B.

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
 Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 5 - 7; dH range: 5 - 12
 Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, along the Amazon-Solimões River drainage from the Japurá River to the Tapajós River, and in the middle and lower Negro River basin.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Occurs in clear streams with a pH of 6.8 (Ref. 12251). Feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020), but needs plants as supplement (Ref. 40602).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.06.94
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 19.02.01

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