Geophagus argyrostictus Kullander, 1991
photo by Greco, F.M.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
Max. size:  24.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 280.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, in the Xingu River from Cachoeira von Martius to Belo Monte, and in the Curuá River basin.
Biology:  This fish is a substrate spawner and is becoming well established in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12251).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 05.03.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 02.08.17
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 15.02.01

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