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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Geophaginae
Genus: Gymnogeophagus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gymnogeophagus australis Uruguayan eartheater South America 15.5 TL 1907
Gymnogeophagus balzanii Argentine humphead South America 12 SL 1891
Gymnogeophagus caaguazuensis South America 8.6 SL 2006
Gymnogeophagus che South America 11.6 SL 2000
Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys Smooth-cheek eartheater South America 15 SL 1870
Gymnogeophagus labiatus Earth eater South America 15.2 SL 1870
Gymnogeophagus lacustris South America 14.6 SL 1988
Gymnogeophagus meridionalis South America 9.5 SL 1988
Gymnogeophagus rhabdotus Stripefin eartheater South America 12 SL 1870
Gymnogeophagus setequedas South America 9.8 SL 1992
Gymnogeophagus tiraparae South America 10.0 SL 2009



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