Adults at Macuari Lake
Adults of Pterophyllum scalare at Macuari Lake, Branco, negro, Amazon basin [Brazil] (oct-2012).Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (18-Oct-2012).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Pterophyllum

Status
valid


Curator

Last updated on:
17-Aug-2018

Pterophyllum scalare (Schultze, 1823)


Original description as Zeus scalaris:

ZooBank:58F17D24-756A-48EC-8FBF-3C1485C3CB48.

  • Schultze, F.. 1823. "Fischen". in: M.H.C. Lichtenstein, Verzeichnis der Doubletten des Zoologischen Museums der Koeniglichen Universit√§t zu Berlin nebst beschreibung vieler bisher unbekannter Arten von S√§ugethieren, Voegeln, Amphibien und Fischen. i-x + pp. 1-118 (crc00240)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Pterophyllum scalare is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.

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