Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Cichlidae > Satanoperca > Satanoperca jurupari

Satanoperca jurupari (Demon eartheater; Earth-eater; Earth-eating cichlid; Eartheating devilfish)

Synonyms: Geophagus jurupari; Satanoperca jurapari
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Wikipedia Abstract

Satanoperca jurupari, the demon eartheater, is a species of cichlid endemic to the Amazon basin in South America. It can reach a length of 18.5 centimetres (7.3 in) SL. The species does not, despite its common name, eat earth. It whirls up sand and earth from the riverbed, and seeks out tiny pieces of food within it. This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries as well as being found in the aquarium trade.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve State Sustainable Development Reserve VI 3260792 Amazonas, Brazil  
Manú National Park II 4213523 Cusco, Peru  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Amazon; America, South - Inland waters; Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Marañón; Neotropical; Peru; South America: Amazon River basin, from Peru, Ecuador and Colombia to the mouth of Amazon River in Brazil, in Amapá (Brazil), and eastern French Guiana, also in the Bolivian Amazon drainage except the Guaporé River.; Suriname; Venezuela;

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