Higher classification Cichlid
Scientific name Etroplus
|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.
- Green chromide or karimeen etroplus suratensis fish
- Hand feeding fish cichlids green chromide etroplus suratensis
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
There are currently two recognized species in this genus. A third species, the orange chromide, was moved to Pseudetroplus in 2014.