Amphilophus rostratus

The Amphilophus rostratus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Amphilophus rostratusI remember the first time I saw a picture of A. rostratus I thought, "How nice, a Geophagus-looking fish that can tolerate a wider range of water quality. More

adult male Amphilophus rostratus quietly munch his way through a "seam" of buried leaves and debris that became exposed after a storm. The male chomped on a mouthful of substrate, processed it, then moved on to the next mouthful. More

Amphilophus rostratus (Gill in Gill and Bransford, 1877) Species Amphilophus More

Common names

Carate in Spanish (español)
Kuonokirjoahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Masamiche in Spanish (español)
Masamiches in Spanish (español)
大鼻双冠丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
大鼻雙冠麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Amphilophus
Species : Amphilophus rostratus
Authority : Gill, 1877