Introduction. Etroplus suratensis is the largest fish in its genus, it has a average TL(Total length) of “. It can reach a maximum size of 16”. Etroplus suratensis. SpeciesEtroplus suratensisBanded etroplus. ADW Pocket Guides on the iOS App Store! The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket. After spawning, about eggs are laid and attached to a submerged log, rock or sometimes roots and weeds, in still or slow flowing water. Parents guard and.

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The Hindu 9 July Young specimen from the German aquarium trade.

Males tend to be larger than females of equivalent age but sexing of non-nuptial individuals can egroplus tricky. Etroplus suratensis Etroplus maculatus is endemic to India and Sri Lanka. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy.

Etroplus suratensis

Fishes etroolus the World K. The present study documents the embryonic and post embryonic development of the endemic and threate Etroplus suratensis Banded etroplus Also: The following year was declared “The Year of the Karimeen”.

Found in Chilka Lake. Maintenance This species can suratehsis maintained in fresh or brackish water so long as acidic conditions are avoided. Best avoided are territorial suatensis otherwise aggressive species, including other cichlids unless the aquarium is very large, and those that require soft, acidic water.


Soft Dorsal fin is pointed and reached just beyond the caudal fin base. Weak temporary bonds are formed during mating and brood care. Defines and describes life history of a living organism, meaning the course of obligatory developmental transformations in an organism from fertilised zygote to maturity.

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Etroplus suratensis – Green Chromide (Chaetodon caris, Etroplus meleagris) — Seriously Fish

When maintained in smaller numbers weaker specimens can become the target of excessive abuse by dominant individuals or the group may fail to settle and behave nervously. Reproduction This species is etropllus biparental substrate spawner which forms temporary pair bonds when reproductively active.

In this species was named the official state fish of Kerala. The tank setup should imitate a river flowing stream or river bed, with gravel of multiple size, small rounded boulders, driftwood can be added to simulate roots of trees. During breeding colour’s of both sex become more intense and black stripes are seen near suratesnis.

Parental care normally extends until the fry are mm in length. This species is a biparental substrate spawner which forms temporary pair bonds when reproductively etroplis. Caudal fin is slightly concavely curved but not forked emarginate.

Retrieved 18 November Breeding Etroplus suratensis is a bi parental substrate spawner, however they are not monogamous, i.

Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. Karimeen leaps from frying pan to State fish. Fry are moved to pre excavated nursery pits by parents un till their egg yolks are absorbed. Guide to Common Marine Suratenss of Singapore. It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others.


Parents guard and fan the eggs until hatching, usually about 4 days.

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They are not aggressive cichlid so should not be kept with other fish or cichlids which are aggressive in nature. Observations of wild fish in Sri Lanka suggest that there are two such periods each year represented by the dry pre-monsoonal December to April and monsoonal June to September; the monsoon season is etropus in parts of Sri Lanka seasons when etrlplus salinity increases and turbidity decreases, the latter thought to benefit the fish via improved visual contact between adults and fry.

Head detail of subadult.

Etroplus suratensis Image Credit: Loss of habitat is one of the prime reasons for species extinction. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which usratensis covered under Habitat. Describes average size, max, range; type of size perimeter, length, volume, weight Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.