Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Geophagus: Greek, gea = the earth + Greek, phagein = to eat (Ref. 45335); multiocellus: Name from Latin 'multum' for several and 'ocellus' for little eyes or jewels; referring to the presence of small pale blue spots with minute bright blue dots on its centre on the caudal fin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
South America: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119412)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from all other species of G. brasiliensis group by having small pale blue spots with minute bright blue dots on its centre, usually vertically coalesced to form short bars on the caudal fin (vs. never a similar pattern); further distinguished from G. rufomarginatus, G. obscurus, G. santosi, by the absence of an oblique iridescent blue zone between humeral region and anterior portion of dorsal-fin base (vs. present); differs from G. rufomarginatus by having dorsal-fin lappets with grey or dark brown edges (vs. red), with denticles on gill-rakers of the first branchial arch (vs. absent) and without longitudinal series of small light blue spots between anal-fin spines and rays (vs. present); differs from G. santosi by having blue bands crossing anal-fin rays (vs. blue bands parallel to fin rays); differs from G. itapicuruensis with D XIV (vs. XIII), lateral spot rounded (vs. elliptical), no horizontal dark brown band on snout (vs. presencet); differs from G. brasiliensis by having longitudinal blue bands crossing the anal-fin rays (vs. transversal blue bands crossing the anal-fin rays) and mouth subterminal (vs. subdorsal) (Ref. 119412).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mattos, J.L. and W.J.E.M. Costa, 2018. Three new species of the 'Geophagus' brasiliensis species group from the northeast Brazil (Cichlidae, Geophagini). OrinoZoosyst. Evol. 94(2):325-337. (Ref. 119412)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02399 (0.01032 - 0.05579), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .