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Uaru fernandezyepezi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Tribe: Heroini
Genus: Uaru
Heckel, 1840
Type species
Uaru amphiacanthoides
Heckel, 1840

Uaru is a small genus of cichlids found in blackwater and whitewater habitats in the upper Orinoco and the Amazon basin.[1][2]


The name Uaru comes from the Amazon word for toad.[2]


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staeck, Wolfgang; Linke, Horst (1995). American Cichlids II: Large Cichlids: A Handbook for Their Identification, Care, and Breeding. Germany: Tetra Press. ISBN 1-56465-169-X. 
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Uaru in FishBase. April 2013 version.