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Astronotinae:Cichlid Sub Family

Oscar
Oscar:Astronotus ocellatus
Image Credit: Hayath M

Introduction



Astronotinae is a subfamily of cichlids from South America, where they are found in the Amazon, Orinoco, Paraná and Paraguay river basins, and various rivers in the Guianas.
The subfamily includes three genera, each with two species.



Genus Astronotus


Species Name Common Name Image
Astronotus ocellatus Oscar oscar
Astronotus crassipinnis crassipinnis


Genus Chaetobranchopsis



Species Name Common Name Image
Chaetobranchopsis_australis Basket Mouth basket mouth
Chaetobranchopsis orbicularis Acara tucuma acara tumca


Genus Chaetobranchus



Species Name Common Name Image
Chaetobranchus flavescens Combtail Basket Mouth Combtail basket mouth
Chaetobranchus semifasciatus.php acara tumca