Marble cichlid

The species was originally described by Louis Agassiz in 1831 as Lobotes ocellatus, as he mistakenly believed the species was marine, later work assigned the species to the genus Astronotus.

Picture of the Marble cichlid has been licensed under a GFDL
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Author: Jón Helgi Jónsson (Amything)
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The Marble cichlid lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19 environment.

is also known as the Marble Cichlid or the Velvet Cichlid and is a colorful addition to a large aquarium. The Tiger Oscar has a blue-black background with an orange-red pattern. The dorsal fin has an eyespot that is very brightly colored. More

is also known as the Marble Cichlid or the Velvet Cichlid and is a colorful addition to a large aquarium. The... More

Common names

Acará-açu in Portuguese (Português)
Acará-grande in Portuguese (Português)
Acarahuazú in Spanish (español)
Acaraú-açu in Portuguese (Português)
Aluago elselepo in Carib
Aluago elselepo in Galibi
Apaiari in Portuguese (Português)
Astronot balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Astronotus in French (français)
Astronotus in Russian (русский язык)
Astronotus ocellatus in Italian (Italiano)
Astronotus ocellatus in Spanish (español)
Bola-de-ouro in Portuguese (Português)
Cará in Portuguese (Português)
Cará -grande in Portuguese (Português)
Cará-açu in Portuguese (Português)
Carahuazú in Spanish (español)
Cichlidé œil de paon in French (français)
Cichlide oeil de paon in French (français)
Corró-baiano in Portuguese (Português)
Corró-chinês in Portuguese (Português)
Corró-chinÍs in Portuguese (Português)
Crombier in Creole, French
Crombier in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Dėmėtasis astronotas in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Dorminhoco in Portuguese (Português)
Krobié rouj in Creole, French
Krobié rouj in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Marble cichlid in English
Masug in Palicur
oscar in English
oscar in French (français)
oscar in Swedish (Svenska)
oscar cichlid in Unknown
oscar, tiger oscar in English
Oskar (riba) in Slovenian (slovenščina)
Oskaro in Ido
Påfågelcichlid in Swedish (Svenska)
Påfågelciklid in Swedish (Svenska)
Påfugleøjecichlide in Danish (dansk)
Paya in Creole, French
Paya in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Pfauenaugenbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Pielegnica pawiooka in Polish (polski)
Red oscar in English
Riikinkukkoahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Riikinkukkokirjoahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Velvet cichlid in English
Vieja in Spanish (español)
Vrubozubec paví in Czech (česky)
Тигровый оскар in Russian (русский язык)
أوسكار (سمكة) in Arabic (‫العربية)
ماهی اسکار in Persian (‫فارسی)
ปลาออสการ์ in Thai (ไทย)
アストロノータス in Japanese (日本語)
图丽鱼(地图鱼) in Mandarin Chinese
圖麗魚(地圖魚) in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Astronotus
Species : Astronotus ocellatus
Authority : Agassiz, 1831