Geophagus steindachneri Eigenmann & Hildebrand, 1922
Redhump eartheater
photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
Max. size:  19.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7; dH range: 5 - 15
Distribution:  South America: Magdalena, Cauca and Sinú River basins in Colombia; Limón River (Lake Maracaibo drainage) in Venezuela.
Diagnosis:  Similar to Aequidens except for the presence of a lobule on the first branchial arch and the protuberance on the head of male specimens.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.10.06
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 15.02.01

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