Heros severus Heckel, 1840
Banded cichlid
photo by Albering, J.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  20 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 5 - 6.5; dH range: 0 - 6
Distribution:  South America: Orinoco River basin, in the upper Orinoco River drainage in Colombia and Venezuela; Amazon River basin, in the upper Negro River basin.
Diagnosis:   
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 01.12.00

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