Adult male in the aquarium
An adult of Geophagus megasema male in the aquarium of Rainer Stawikowski [Germany]. This fish is F1 generation from specimens, which Robert Guggenbühl imported from Bolivia in 2006 (lower Río San Martin, Departamento Beni, close to Bela Vista).Photo by Rainer Stawikowski. (05-Nov-2009).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Geophagini

Genus
Geophagus

Status
valid


Last updated on:
25-Dec-2007

Geophagus megasema Heckel, 1840


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Original description as Geophagus megasema:

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  • Heckel, Johann Jakob. 1840. "Johann Natterer's neue Flussfische Brasilien's nach den Beobachtungen und Mittheilungen des Entdeckers beschrieben (Erste Abtheilung, Die Labroiden)". Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte. pp 325-471 (crc00007)

Conservation: Geophagus megasema is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.