Adult in the aquarium
Adult of Symphysodon discus in the magnificent discus collection of Ken Davis in Atlanta [USA]. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (06-Jun-2003). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Symphysodon


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13-Dec-2022

Symphysodon discus Heckel, 1840

Acará-moreré; Acará disco; Moreré.


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Original description as Symphysodon discus:

ZooBank:7643C4AC-A747-414F-A73C-D34E1F911E47.

  • 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. 325-471 (crc00007)

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Conservation: Symphysodon discus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Symphysodon discus is considered frequent and abundant. The species is marketed as ornamental, being found in regional fishing markets, however, no significant threats have been detected to endanger their populations (Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio), 2022).