Symphysodon aequifasciatus

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Symphysodon aequifasciatus
Blue Discus.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Symphysodon
Species: S. aequifasciatus
Binomial name
Symphysodon aequifasciatus
Pellegrin, 1904
  • Symphysodon discus var. aequifasciata Pellegrin, 1904
  • Symphysodon aequifasciatus aequifasciatus Pellegrin, 1904
  • Symphysodon aequifasciata haraldi L. P. Schultz, 1960
  • Symphysodon haraldi L. P. Schultz, 1960
  • Symphysodon aequifasciata axelrodi L. P. Schultz, 1960
  • Symphysodon axelrodi L. P. Schultz, 1960

Symphysodon aequifasciatus, the blue discus, is a species of cichlid native to rivers of the eastern Amazon Basin where it prefers deep waters, hiding between roots and in crevices in rocks.

This species grows to a length of 13.7 centimetres (5.4 in) SL.

This species can also be found in the aquarium trade as well as being important as a food fish for the local population.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Symphysodon aequifasciatus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.