Saturday,24 March 2018, 7 : 53 AM

Astronotinae:Cichlid Sub Family

Oscar:Astronotus ocellatus
Image Credit: Hayath M


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