Satanoperca acuticeps (Heckel, 1840)
Sharphead eartheater
photo by IBAMA

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
Max. size:  17 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, in the Branco, lower Negro, and along the Solimões-Amazon rivers in Brazil between the Tocantins and the lower Trombetas rivers.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  In quiet sections of the river, over sandy bottom. Maximum length 25 cm TL (Ref. 2060).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.08.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 19.02.01

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