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Gymnogeophagus balzanii  (Perugia, 1891)

Argentine humphead
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Gymnogeophagus: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, gea = the earth + Greek, phaegein, to eat (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; sötvatten bentopelagisk; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19.   Subtropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672), preferred ?

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South America: Paraná River basin, in the Paraguay drainage in Brazil and Paraguay, the Paraná drainage in Argentina; the lower Uruguay drainage in Uruguay and Brazil.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 36377)

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Max. length 20 cm TL (Ref. 1672).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Larvophile mouth brooders. Female tends the clutch. This updates previous information from Ref. 1672.

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Medarbetare

Kullander, S.O., 2003. Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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