Uaru amphiacanthoides

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Uaru amphiacanthoides
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Uaru
U. amphiacanthoides
Binomial name
Uaru amphiacanthoides
Heckel, 1840
  • Pomotis fasciatus Jardine, 1843
  • Uaru obscurum Günther, 1862
  • Acara imperialis Steindachner, 1879

Uaru amphiacanthoides, the uaru or triangle cichlid, is a species of cichlid native to South America where it occurs in clear streams of the Amazon Basin. This species can reach a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in) SL. It is also of importance as a food fish for native peoples and can be found in the aquarium trade.[1]

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  • Heckel JJ (1840) Johann Natterer's neue Flussfische Brasilien's nach den Beobachtungen und Mittheilungen des Entdeckers beschrieben (Erste Abtheilung, Die Labroiden). Annalen des Wierner Museums der Natrugeschichte v. 2: 325-471, Pls. 29-30.
  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Uaru amphiacanthoides" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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