Geophagus camopiensis Pellegrin, 1903
Oyapock eartheater
photo by Vierke, J.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
Max. size:  17.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Oyapock and Approuague River basins.
Biology:  Typically occurs in rocky zones of main rivers during periods of low water level (Ref. 27188). Often caught in quiet zones of cascades with sandy-rocky bottom. Males who appear not to develop s frontal hump have long filaments on their caudal fins, as well as the dorsal and ventral fins (Ref. 35237). Maximum length 25 cm SL (Ref. 27188).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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