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Etroplus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Perciformes
Subfamily  Etroplinae
Higher classification  Cichlid
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Cichlidae
Scientific name  Etroplus
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Pseudetroplus maculatus, Green chromide

Green chromide or karimeen etroplus suratensis fish


Etroplus is a small genus of cichlids native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Together with Pseudetroplus (which formerly was included in Etroplus), they are the only ciclids of this region.

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Their closest living relatives are Paretroplus from Madagascar. These two lineages must have separated during the Mesozoic already, as Madagascar and the Indian Plate had separated by the end of the Cretaceous.

Hand feeding fish cichlids green chromide etroplus suratensis


Species

Etroplus Etroplus suratensis Green Chromide Chaetodon caris Etroplus

There are currently two recognized species in this genus. A third species, the orange chromide, was moved to Pseudetroplus in 2014.

  • Etroplus canarensis (F. Day, 1877) (Canara pearlspot)
  • Etroplus suratensis (Bloch, 1790) (Green chromide)

  • Etroplus Etroplus Suratensis Tropical Fish Keeping

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    References

    Etroplus Wikipedia


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