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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Geophaginae
Genus: Gymnogeophagus

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Max. Length 15.5 cm TL

 
Gymnogeophagus australis
[Uruguayan eartheater]



South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Gymnogeophagus balzanii (Perugia, 1891)

Photo by Photo by Casacuberta, M.
 
Gymnogeophagus balzanii
[Argentine humphead]
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Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus caaguazuensis
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Max. Length 11.6 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus che
[]
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Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus constellatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys (Hensel, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Braun, A.S.
 
Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys
[Smooth-cheek eartheater]
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Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus jaryi
[]



South America
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Gymnogeophagus labiatus (Hensel, 1870)

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Gymnogeophagus labiatus
[Earth eater]
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Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus lacustris
[]
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Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus lipokarenos
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Gymnogeophagus mekinos Malabarba, Malabarba & Reis, 2015

Photo by Photo by Petersen, P.
 
Gymnogeophagus mekinos
[Elongated eartheater]



South America
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Gymnogeophagus meridionalis Reis & Malabarba, 1988

Photo by Photo by Loureiro, M.
 
Gymnogeophagus meridionalis
[]
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Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus missioneiro
[]
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Max. Length 10.6 cm

 
Gymnogeophagus peliochelynion
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Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus pseudolabiatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Gymnogeophagus rhabdotus (Hensel, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Gymnogeophagus rhabdotus
[Stripefin eartheater]
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Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus setequedas
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Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus taroba
[]
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Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.0 cm SL
Gymnogeophagus tiraparae González-Bergonzoni, Loureiro & Oviedo, 2009

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Gymnogeophagus tiraparae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gymnogeophagus australis Uruguayan eartheater South America 15.5 TL 1907
Gymnogeophagus balzanii Argentine humphead South America 12 SL 1891
Gymnogeophagus caaguazuensis South America 8.6 SL 2006
Gymnogeophagus che South America 11.6 SL 2000
Gymnogeophagus constellatus South America 13.7 SL 2015
Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys Smooth-cheek eartheater South America 15 SL 1870
Gymnogeophagus jaryi South America 13.3 SL 2019
Gymnogeophagus labiatus Earth eater South America 15.2 SL 1870
Gymnogeophagus lacustris South America 14.6 SL 1988
Gymnogeophagus lipokarenos South America 12.3 SL 2015
Gymnogeophagus mekinos Elongated eartheater South America 10.5 SL 2015
Gymnogeophagus meridionalis South America 9.5 SL 1988
Gymnogeophagus missioneiro South America 10.9 SL 2015
Gymnogeophagus peliochelynion South America 10.6 2018
Gymnogeophagus pseudolabiatus South America 9.6 SL 2015
Gymnogeophagus rhabdotus Stripefin eartheater South America 12 SL 1870
Gymnogeophagus setequedas South America 9.8 SL 1992
Gymnogeophagus taroba South America 9.1 SL 2017
Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura South America 9.2 SL 2016
Gymnogeophagus tiraparae South America 10.0 SL 2009



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