Mother-of-pearl eartheater

The Mother-of-pearl eartheater lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19 environment.

Pearl Eartheater ~ Mother-of-Pearl Eartheater ~ Brasiliensis Family: Cichlidae Pearl Cichlid, also called the Pearl Eartheater, Mother-of-Pearl Eartheater, or Brasiliensis * Puzzles * Postcards Geophagus brasiliensis Photo © Animal-World: Courtesy David BroughBe More

the Mother-of-Pearl Eartheater, and the Opalescent Eartheater, has a long nose with eyes set high on the head and amber in color. Some Surinamensis Geophagus have a gray-black blotch, resembling an ink smudge, on their sides. More

Mother-of-Pearl Eartheater or Brasiliensis, is a hardy fish. These fish are easy to care for and they are not expensive. Along with the Convict Cichlid, they are one of the easiest fish to breed. More

Common names

Acara tinga in Portuguese (Português)
Hawa lipa in South American Indian (Other)
Hawa lipa in Wayana
Mother-of-pearl eartheater in English
Opalescent eartheater in English
Pakotala in Oyampi
Pakotala in South American Indian (Other)
Perle du Suriname in French (français)
Prapra roch in Creole, French
Prapra roch in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Prapra roche in Creole, French
Prapra so in Creole, French
Prapra so in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Prapra soléy in Creole, French
Prapra soléy in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Punaevätonkija in Finnish (suomen kieli)
redstriped eartheater in English
San fichi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
San fichi in Djuka
Songe in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Songe in Saramaccan
Surinam-Perlfisch in German (Deutsch)
Surinamesisk Jordätare in Swedish (Svenska)
Surninam-Erdfresser in German (Deutsch)
Tampokopo in Carib
Tampokopo in Galibi
Wakay in Palicur
苏里南珠母丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
蘇里南珠母麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Geophagus
Species : Geophagus surinamensis
Authority : Bloch, 1791