Andinoacara latifrons (Steindachner, 1878)
Platinum acara
Andinoacara latifrons
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 6
Distribution:  South America: Magdalena, Atrato, SinĂº, and San Juan River basins in Colombia.
Biology:  In swamps and lakes; can be very abundant; not esteemed as food fish (Ref. 40602). Both parents defend eggs and larvae (Ref. 40602).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 12.08.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.10.13
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 12.02.01

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