Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Cichlidae > Genus: Astronotus > Species: Astronotus ocellatus

Astronotus ocellatus (Agassiz 1831)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Astronotus Russian Fishbase
Cichlide oeil de paon French Fishbase
Oscar French Fishbase
Pfauenaugenbuntbarsch German Fishbase
Pielegnica pawiooka Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Lobotes ocellatus Agassiz, 1831
Acara compressus Cope, 1872
Acara hyposticta Cope, 1878
Cychla rubroocellata Jardine, 1843
Astronotus ocellatus zebra Pellegrin, 1904
Astronotus orbiculatus Haseman, 1911

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Astronotus ocellatus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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