Adult in the aquarium
Adult of Etroplus canarensis in the aquarium of Rainer Stawikowski in Gelsenkirchen [Germany].Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. determiner Rainer Stawikowski

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Etroplinae

Genus
Etroplus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
21-Dec-2011

Etroplus canarensis Day, 1877


Original description as Etroplus canarensis:

  • Day, F.. 1877. "The fishes of India; being a natural history of the fishes known to inhabit the seas and fresh waters of India, Burma, and Ceylon". Fishes India. pp. 369-552 (crc00298)
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Conservation: Etroplus canarensis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2011). Personal communication with Indian hobbyists indicate they are eagerly fished and eaten when opportunity arises.

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