Gymnogeophagus tiraparae

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Gymnogeophagus tiraparae
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Gymnogeophagus
G. tiraparae
Binomial name
Gymnogeophagus tiraparae
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Distribution of Gymnogeophagus tiraparae (red)

Gymnogeophagus tiraparae is a species of Geophagine cichlid.[1] Before the scientific description, this fish was referred to with the name Gymnogeophagus sp "San Borja".

It is found in Rio Negro in Uruguay and Tacuari River in the Laguna Mirim basin. It has a distinct hump on the head. The body is laterally compressed. The largest specimens found have had a standard length of 13 cm. Gymnogeophagus tiraparae inhabits large rivers with clear water.

This species is probably closely related to Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys.


  1. ^ Iván González-Bergonzoni, Marcelo Loureiro and Sebastián Oviedo. "A new species of Gymnogeophagus from the río Negro and río Tacuarí basins, Uruguay (Teleostei: Perciformes)". Neotropical Ichthyology. Retrieved 2017-11-08.