Heros efasciatus Heckel, 1840
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7; dH range: 20
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, in tributaries of the Ucayali and Amazon rivers in Peru, and the Solimões-Amazon River in Brazil.
Biology:  Has been caught, sporadically, in lentic environment such as zones of flooded grounds, as well as estuaries where the tidal current is notable, along the banks with thick riverine vegetation. Omnivorous but mainly frugivorous (Ref. 35237).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.04.99
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 16.02.01

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