English : Greenstreaked eartheater
French : Cichlidé Cupidon
Class : Teleostei
Order : Cichliformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Cichlidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species can grow to 15 cm in length. Laterally compressed body with high. Vertical black bar running through eye, cheeks iridescent blue. Flanks mostly orange with black and white mark, iridescent green vertical lines. Bluish fins.
Range and habitat
This species lives in South America and occurs in the Amazon river basin in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Also found in Essequibo river in Guyana. Lives in slow moving rivers, usually in open areas with soft substrate.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range and seems to be quite common. It could suffer, on the long term, from water pollution and other human-related threats.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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