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Scientific Name Retroculus lapidifer  (Castelnau, 1855)
Common Name
Type Locality Falls of the Rio Araguaya [= Araguaia], Brazil.
Etymology Retroculus;: Latin, retro = backwards, on the back side + Latin, oculus = eye; the relative posterior position of the eye in the head as compared to other cichlids 
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Size 203mm or 8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin, in the Tocantins and Capim River basins, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Guamá, Capim (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 7.0 - 0.0
Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2, pp 16, Pl. 12 (fig.1).
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Last Update 2020 Aug 08 10:20 (species record created: 2013 Jun 02 16:23)