Adults at Macuari Lake
Adults of Pterophyllum scalare at Macuari Lake, Branco, negro, Amazon basin [Brazil] (oct-2012). Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (18-Oct-2012).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Pterophyllum


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Last updated on:
15-Dec-2023

Pterophyllum scalare (Schultze, 1823)

Bavuari; Chareu.


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Original description as Zeus scalaris:

ZooBank:58F17D24-756A-48EC-8FBF-3C1485C3CB48.

  • Schultze, Ferdinand. 1823. "Fischen". in: M.H.C. Lichtenstein, Verzeichnis der Doubletten des Zoologischen Museums der Koeniglichen Universit√§t zu Berlin nebst beschreibung vieler bisher unbekannter Arten von S√§ugethieren, Voegeln, Amphibien und Fischen. i-x + 1-118 (crc00240)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Pterophyllum scalare is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2020). Pterophyllum scalare is common and abundant and has a wide distribution range, which is unlikely to be affected by severe threats.