Adult in the aquarium
Adult of Symphysodon discus in the magnificent discus collection of Ken Davis in atlanta, Jun-2003.Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (06-Jun-2003). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Cichlinae

Tribe
Therapsini

Genus
Symphysodon

Status
valid


Last updated on:
09-Jul-2010

Symphysodon discus Heckel, 1840


Original description as Symphysodon discus:

ZooBank:7643C4AC-A747-414F-A73C-D34E1F911E47.

  • Heckel, Johann Jakob. 1840. "Johann Natterer's neue Flussfische Brasilien's nach den Beobachtungen und Mittheilungen des Entdeckers beschrieben (Erste Abtheilung, Die Labroiden)". Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte. pp 325-471 (crc00007)

Sub-species:

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

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