Geophagus altifrons

A member of the Cichlidae family, it can grow up to 23 cm in length.

The Geophagus altifrons lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Geophagus altifrons is a freshwater eartheater cichlid fish native to South America, particularly in the Amazon Forest. Introduced to Singapore, it thrives in slow-moving streams as well as reservoirs. Its ecological impact on its adopted habitat is still unknown. More

Geophagus Altifrons can be fairly aggressive towards other cichlids, especially other Geophagus species. More

Geophagus altifrons in the aquarium of Søren A. Christensen; Aalborg . Photo by Jacob Hjorth Jørgensen. Geophagus altifrons Heckel, 1840 - - Please login to view this full profile. More

There are Geophagus altifrons in all three systems and the kind shows big differences in colour. Even within the Rio Xingu fish are seen that are different to fish located in the endemic area. More

of Geophagus altifrons, though the location remains unclear, the other is Geophagus brachybranchus. For purposes of identification black throated “surinamensis” are G. brachybranchus, while the non-black throated “surinamensis” are the aforementioned Geophagus altifrons. Recently, a number of other varients eg: G. More

Common names

redstriped eartheater in Unknown
Viiritonkija in Finnish (suomen kieli)

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Geophagus
Species : Geophagus altifrons
Authority : Heckel, 1840