Symphysodon discus Heckel, 1840
Red discus
Symphysodon discus
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  12.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 4.19999980926514 - 6.19999980926514; dH range: 0 - 1
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin in Brazil, near the mouth of the Negro River, in the lower Abacaxis River, and in the lower Trombetas River.
Biology:  Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter. Maximum length 20 cm TL (Ref. 7020).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.06.94
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 27.11.01
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 19.02.01

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