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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Geophaginae
Genus: Geophagus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Geophagus abalios South America 2004
Geophagus altifrons South America 26.5 TL 1840
Geophagus argyrostictus South America 24.2 TL 1991
Geophagus brachybranchus South America 13.8 SL 1989
Geophagus brasiliensis Pearl cichlid South America 28 TL 1824
Geophagus brokopondo South America 12.3 SL 1989
Geophagus camopiensis Oyapock eartheater South America 17.5 SL 1903
Geophagus crassilabris Panamanian eartheater Central America 24 SL 1876
Geophagus crocatus South America 16.6 SL 2013
Geophagus diamantinensis South America 7.4 SL 2015
Geophagus dicrozoster South America 2004
Geophagus gottwaldi South America 19.8 SL 2006
Geophagus grammepareius South America 10.3 SL 1992
Geophagus harreri Maroni eartheater South America 18.3 SL 1976
Geophagus iporangensis South America 10 SL 1911
Geophagus itapicuruensis South America 1911
Geophagus megasema South America 18.9 SL 1840
Geophagus mirabilis South America 16.2 SL 2014
Geophagus neambi South America 12.7 SL 2010
Geophagus obscurus South America 10 SL 1855
Geophagus parnaibae South America 7.6 SL 2006
Geophagus pellegrini Yellowhump eartheater South America 15.2 SL 1912
Geophagus proximus South America 34.8 TL 1855
Geophagus steindachneri Redhump eartheater South America 19.8 TL 1922
Geophagus surinamensis Redstriped eartheater South America 14.8 SL 1791
Geophagus sveni South America 16.7 SL 2010
Geophagus taeniopareius South America 14.3 SL 1992
Geophagus winemilleri South America 19.5 SL 2004

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