Introduction. Etroplus suratensis is the largest fish in its genus, it has a average TL(Total length) of “. It can reach a maximum size of 16”. Etroplus suratensis. SpeciesEtroplus suratensisBanded etroplus. ADW Pocket Guides on the iOS App Store! The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket. After spawning, about eggs are laid and attached to a submerged log, rock or sometimes roots and weeds, in still or slow flowing water. Parents guard and.

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Unregulated aquaculture and invasive alien species: They are closely related to the Paretroplus fishes from Madagascar. Teeth are small and fine villiform and found in a single row at front but there are two or three rows at the back side in both jaw.

Feeds on filamentous algae, plant material and insects. Eggs suratenzis also be removed after they are deposited, as the parents or other fish can eat them.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System, http: Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. Maximum Standard Length — mm. The genus name is derived from etropplus words ‘etron’ meaning belly and ‘oplon’ for arms. After spawning, about eggs are laid and attached to a submerged log, rock or sometimes roots and weeds, in still or slow flowing water.

Green chromide

Reproduction This species is a biparental substrate spawner which forms temporary pair bonds when reproductively active. This species engages in attentive parental care in which several adults care for each brood. Sandeep Raghuvanshi First Published on: Eggs are normally deposited in a sheltered position on the side or top of rock and are attached by short filaments.


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There are scales in longitudinal series. Fundamental of Fish Taxonomy L. The paper incorporates the faunistic profile of Pocharam lake Medak and Nizamabad districts of And The green chromide Etroplus suratensis is a species of cichlid fish from freshwater and brackish water in southern India and Sri Lanka.

Etroplus suratensis – Green Chromide (Chaetodon caris, Etroplus meleagris) — Seriously Fish

Etroplus suratensis Bloch Such No-fishing zones should be extrapolated to other regions as well, to guarantee effective genetic preservation. They are intolerant of nitrates hence a very good filteration is required to keep nitrates very low and good oxygenation in water.

It can reach a maximum size of 16″. Once fry are free swimming they can be fed armetia. Head detail of subadult. Captive breeding has been undertaken by Padmakumar et al. The upper lateral line is separated by 5 scales rows from dorsal fin base, and lower lateral line is separated by 17 scales from pelvic fin base. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. It is familiar to tourists, but because it is very expensive it is not easily accessible to the suratenais man.

However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. Weak temporary bonds are formed during mating and brood care. Summary of general nature of feeding interactions. Guide to Common Marine Fishes of Singapore. Also discusses timing, though morphology of each form would be better placed in the field for Morphology. It also occurs in freshwater habitats, however, including a number of inland lakes in Sri Lanka although it appears to have been introduced intentionally.


ADW doesn’t cover all skratensis in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. This is declared as the state fish by the government of Kerala. Found in Chilka Lake. During breeding colour’s of both sex become more intense and black stripes are seen near eyes.

Green Chromide

Observations of wild fish suggest it euratensis be something of a generalist with a tendency to graze aufwuchs and filamentous algae from solid surfaces. Freshwater fish fauna of the Ashambu Etrplus landscape, southern Western Ghats, India, with notes on som A dominancy hierarchy will be established by the time they reach maturity. Loss of habitat is one of the prime reasons for species extinction. Samarakoon, – Environmental Biology of Fishes 6 1: Search in all groups Search within this group.

Etroplus suratensis (Bloch, ) | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

Describes average size, max, range; type of size perimeter, length, volume, weight Parental care normally extends until the fry are mm in length. A systematic, updated checklist of freshwater fish species of the west-flowing drainages etropuls the Ash Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. It is known as “euryhaline” i.