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

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 6.5 - 7; dH range: 5 - 10, potamodromous
Distribution:  South America: Coastal drainages of eastern and southern Brazil and Uruguay.
Biology:  Quite popular with aquarists.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
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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