Demon eartheater

Satanoperca jurupari, or commonly referred to as Earth Eater is a small cichlid fish of the genus Satanoperca, endemic to the Amazon Basin in South America.

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The Demon eartheater lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.3 - 7.0, dH range: 5 - 10 environment.

known in the trade as the Demon Eartheater hails from the rivers of Brazil. These fish are yellow-gray in color, and are speckled with shimmering iridescent scales. They have a triangular head, shaped to forage through the rocks and mud on the river bottom. More

Earth Eater, Demon Eartheater, Demon Fish, Green Horse Face Sexing - It is not easy to visually sex this fish. Mature males are usually slimmer than females. More

Common names

Acará-chibante in Portuguese (Português)
Agankoi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Agankoi in Djuka
Awefi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Awefi in Djuka
Cara bicudo in Portuguese (Português)
Dæmonfisk in Danish (dansk)
Demon eartheater in English
earth-eater in English
Earth-eating cichlid in English
Eartheating devilfish in English
Erdfresser in German (Deutsch)
jurupari in English
Poisson diable in French (français)
Prapra djab in Creole, French
Prapra djab in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Prapra roch in Creole, French
Prapra roch in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Prapra so in Creole, French
Prapra so in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Pronssitonkija in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Tawolowolo in Oyampi
Tawolowolo in South American Indian (Other)
Teufelsangel in German (Deutsch)
Timanttitonkija in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Vieja in Spanish (español)
Ziemiojad pstry in Polish (polski)

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