Sharphead eartheater

The Sharphead eartheater lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Sharphead eartheater; Fantail darter; Fountain darter; Swamp darter; Slough darter; Christmas darter; Turquoise darter; Choctawhatchee darter; Brown darter; Coppercheek darter; Boulder darter; Redfin darter; Banded darter; Striated darter; Gulf darter; Variegate darter; Iowa darter; Spotted darter; Yoke darter; Okaloosa darter; More

technically a mouthbrooder, the Sharphead Eartheater is less likely to exhibit this behaviour than some of the other satanoperca and geophagus species. Eggs hatch in around 48 hours at 80°F and the fry are free-swimming 3 - 4 days later. More

Common names

Acará bicudo in Portuguese (Português)
Acará papa terra in Portuguese (Português)
Sharphead eartheater in English
Spidshovedet jordspiser in Danish (dansk)
Spitzkopf-Perlmuttercichlide in German (Deutsch)
Vierfleckerdfresser in German (Deutsch)
Vihertonkija in Finnish (suomen kieli)
尖头珠母丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
尖頭珠母麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Satanoperca
Species : Satanoperca acuticeps
Authority : Heckel, 1840