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Uaru

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Labroidei
Familia: Cichlidae
Subfamilia: Cichlasomatinae
Genus: Uaru
Species: U. amphiacanthoides - U. fernandezyepezi

Name

Uaru Heckel, 1840

Uaru is a small genus of cichlid fishes with only two species. The name Uaru comes from the Amazon word for toad.[1] The genus occurs in blackwater and whitewater habitats in the upper Orinoco and Rio Negro rivers of the Amazon basin.[2] U. amphiacanthoides is frequently available as a food fish in Brazil[3][2] and is popular with cichlid-keeping aquarists.[2][4]


References

1. ^ W.N. Eschmeyer (2008). "Uaru, Genus Summary, Catalog of Fishes". Catalog of fishes. Fishbase.org. http://www.fishbase.org/Eschmeyer/GeneraSummary.cfm?ID=Uaru.
2. ^ a b c Staeck, Wolfgang; Linke, Horst (1995). American Cichlids II: Large Cichlids: A Handbook for Their Identification, Care, and Breeding. Germany: Tetra Press. ISBN 156465169X.
3. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.. "Uaru amphiacanthoides, Uaru". FishBase. http://filaman.uni-kiel.de/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=11187. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
4. ^ Loiselle, Paul V. (1995). The Cichlid Aquarium. Germany: Tetra Press. ISBN 1-56465-146-0.

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