Introduction. Etroplus suratensis is the largest fish in its genus, it has a average TL(Total length) of “. It can reach a maximum size of 16”. Etroplus suratensis. SpeciesEtroplus suratensisBanded etroplus. ADW Pocket Guides on the iOS App Store! The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket. After spawning, about eggs are laid and attached to a submerged log, rock or sometimes roots and weeds, in still or slow flowing water. Parents guard and.

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India and Sri Lanka. This feature is not seen in any other Cichlid families. The upper lateral line is separated by 5 scales rows from dorsal fin base, and lower lateral line is separated by 17 scales from pelvic fin base. Etroplus suratensis Image Credit: Dasgupta observed that the RLG value increased with the increase in vegetable matter and decreased with suratebsis matter.

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A priliminary report on the ichthyofauna of Yedayanthittu Estuary Tamil Nadu, India and rivulets dra Species Etroplus suratensis Banded etroplus. Found in Chilka Lake. Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public.

Etroplus suratensis

Includes abundance information population size, density and demographics e. They are closely related to the Paretroplus fishes from Madagascar. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon.


Prior to hatching the adults excavate a number of nursery pits in the substrate surrounding the spawning site and the fry are moved between these until their yolk sacs are absorbed. Breeding Etroplus suratensis is a bi parental substrate spawner, however they are not monogamous, i. For scientific information see Etroplus suratensis in Wikispecies. Class Actinopterygii ray-finned fishes.

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Taxonomy Click for details of Cichlid taxonomy Etroplus suratensis was first described by Bloch in ertoplus Chaetodon suratensis. Other tank mates can be cyprinids like Danio, Devario, Rasbora spp. Such No-fishing zones should be extrapolated to other regions as well, to guarantee effective genetic preservation. Eggs are normally deposited in a sheltered position on the side or top of rock and are attached by short filaments.

Maximum Standard Length — mm. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Soft Anal fin is pointed and reaches just beyond the caudal fin base. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

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Cage culture of this species is being practiced in Vembanad Lake and Vypin Islands. Water flow across eggs can be simulated by using a air line close to rock.

There exists observational evidence to suggest that it can breathe atmospheric air to an extent, probably an adaptation to conditions of low dissolved oxygen. The mouth and dental structure of E suratensis also reflects its feeding pattern. Parental care normally extends until the fry are mm in length. Or, Login with your user account:. Mouth is small and terminal.


The Vembanad lake protection forums has started ‘Matsyatavalam’ home of fishes for the sustainable fisheries of this species.

This species engages in attentive parental care in which several adults care for each brood. A total of 75 species of fish inhabiting the Yedayanthittu Estuary and lowland drainages into it b Jhingran Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries.

Local Konkani names for Common Fish in Goa”. Captive breeding has been undertaken by Padmakumar et al.

There are scales in longitudinal series. Cichlidae in Sri Lanka. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. This parental care can be extended till fry are about 30 mm in size.

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It also occurs in freshwater habitats, however, including a number of inland lakes in Sri Sruatensis although it appears to have been introduced intentionally. The frontal sharp teeth are adapted for feeding on higher plants.

Unregulated aquaculture and invasive alien species: This is declared as the state fish by the government of Kerala. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. This species is a biparental substrate spawner which forms temporary pair bonds when reproductively active.

These fishes are very popular food fishes but their biomass is very low in reservoirs compared to other cichlids. Etroplus suratensis is found in Southern and western parts of India and Sri Lanka.