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Geophagus  Heckel, 1840
Taxonomic Serial No.: 169914

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): earth eaters [English]
    eartheater cichlids [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons ŕ nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderLabroidei  – parrotfishes, rainbowfishes, wrasses, labres, poissons-perroquets  
                                  FamilyCichlidae  – cichlids, cichlidés, tilapias y mojarras de agua dulce  
                                     GenusGeophagus Heckel, 1840 – earth eaters, eartheater cichlids  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Geophagus abalios López-Fernández and Taphorn, 2004  
                                        Species Geophagus argyrostictus Kullander, 1991  
                                        Species Geophagus brachybranchus Kullander and Nijssen, 1989  
                                        Species Geophagus brasiliensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824) – pearl eartheater, pearl cichlid 
                                        Species Geophagus brokopondo Kullander and Nijssen, 1989  
                                        Species Geophagus camopiensis Pellegrin, 1903  
                                        Species Geophagus crassilabris Steindachner, 1876  
                                        Species Geophagus dicrozoster López-Fernández and Taphorn, 2004  
                                        Species Geophagus grammepareius Kullander and Taphorn in Kullander, Royero and Taphorn, 1992  
                                        Species Geophagus harreri Gosse, 1976  
                                        Species Geophagus iporangensis Haseman, 1911  
                                        Species Geophagus itapicuruensis Haseman, 1911  
                                        Species Geophagus megasema Heckel, 1840  
                                        Species Geophagus obscurus (Castelnau, 1855)  
                                        Species Geophagus pellegrini Regan, 1912  
                                        Species Geophagus proximus (Castelnau, 1855)  
                                        Species Geophagus steindachneri Eigenmann and Hildebrand in Eigenmann, 1922  
                                        Species Geophagus surinamensis (Bloch, 1791) – redstriped eartheater 
                                        Species Geophagus taeniopareius Kullander and Royero in Kullander, Royero and Taphorn, 1992  
                                        Species Geophagus winemilleri López-Fernández and Taphorn, 2004  

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Geophagus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Geophagus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Geophagus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Geophagus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Geophagus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Geophagus   

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