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  • Dicrossus filamentosus
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Scientific Name Dicrossus filamentosus  (Ladiges, 1958)
Common Names Lyre-tailed Checkerboard Cichlid
Checkerboard Lyretail, Schachbrett-Zwergcichlide (Germany), Schackbrädesciklid (Sweden)
Type Locality Probably Upper Amazon, South America.
Pronunciation fill ah men toe suss
Etymology Dicrossus: Greek, di = two + Greek, krossoi = tassel filamentosus refers to the thread-like extended rays of the caudal fin.
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Size 38mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin, in the Negro River drainage; Orinoco River basin in from Inírida River in Colombia to Maripa in Venezuela.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Guaviare, Inirida (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Die Aquarien- und Terrarienzeitschrift (DATZ) v. 11 (no. 7), pp 204, Fig.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 02:21 (species record created: 2013 Jun 14 09:40)