Astronotus crassipinnis

The Astronotus crassipinnis lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Conservation: Astronotus crassipinnis is not evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2008). More

Astronotus crassipinnis Kullander, 1986Acara crassipinnis Heckel, 1840; (valid as) - Astronotus ocellatus Swainson, 1839Lobotes ocellatus Agassiz, 1831; (valid as) Cychla rubroocellata Jardine & Schomburgk, 1843; (synonym) Cycla rubro-ocellata Jardine & Schomburgk, 1843; (misspelling) More

Astronotus crassipinnis habitat Just like its famous relative, Astronotus crassipinnis lives in tropical South American rivers. More

Astronotus crassipinnis has modally D. XIII.21-22 in contrast to A. ocellatus which has modally XIII.20 and never 22 rays and nearly never 12 spines. Scale counts show considerable overlap, with a variation of 35-40 in A. More

the closely related Astronotus crassipinnis may, in times of danger, protect its fry in its mouth in a manner reminscent of mouthbrooding geophagine cichlids. This behaviour, however, has not yet been observed in A. ocellatus. More

Astronotus crassipinnis never shows ocellated spots along the base of the dorsal fin, which characterise western Amazonian A. ocellatus. The bar pattern is variable in both species, but A. More

Common names

Acará açu in Portuguese (Português)
Acará-açu in Portuguese (Português)
Apaiari in Portuguese (Português)
Cará-açu in Portuguese (Português)
Paksueväoskari in Finnish (suomen kieli)
厚鰭圖麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
厚鳍图丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Astronotus
Species : Astronotus crassipinnis
Authority : Heckel, 1840