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Satanoperca leucosticta (1).jpg
(S. leucosticta)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Geophaginae
Genus: Satanoperca
Günther, 1862
Type species
Geophagus daemon
Heckel, 1840

Satanoperca is a small genus of cichlids from South America, where they are known from the Orinoco, Essequibo, Nickerie, Amazon, Paraná and Paraguay river basins.[1] They are part of a group popularly known as eartheaters.


There are currently eight recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Eschmeyer W. "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Satanoperca in FishBase. April 2013 version.