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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Etroplus suratensis

Sandeep Raghuvanshi First Published on: They are not aggressive cichlid so should not be kept with other fish or cichlids which are aggressive in nature. This allows fish of this genus to have remarkable hearing power. Fry are free swimming in further days, they may also remain with their parents and feed on mucus on the body of parents.

A dominancy hierarchy will be established by the time they reach maturity. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.


Please see our brief essay. 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.

It is familiar to tourists, but because it is very expensive it is not easily accessible to the common man. Samarakoon, – Environmental Biology of Fishes etgoplus 1: Monday,31 December Water flow across eggs can be simulated by using a air line close to rock.

Green chromide

A breeding site is selected and surrounding area is defended against intruders. Parents refrain from feeding from the time of spawning until the fry become independent. Sexually mature specimen from Alappuzha, Kerala, southwestern India. Reproduction This species is a biparental etropous spawner which forms temporary pair bonds when reproductively active.

ADW: Etroplus suratensis: CLASSIFICATION

Incubation is approximately hours depending on temperature with the fry swimming freely in a further days. Or, Login with your user account:. Green chromide Conservation status. Vembanad Lake in Kerala state is a natural habitat of this species. Etroplus suratensis inhabits coastal lagoons, lower reaches of river etrop,us brackish estuaries.

Parental care normally extends until the fry are mm in length.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. The paper incorporates the faunistic profile of Pocharam lake Medak and Nizamabad districts of And Acknowledgements and Further Reading: During breeding colour’s of both sex become more intense and black stripes are seen near eyes. This is declared as the state fish by the government of Kerala.


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

Retrieved 18 November skratensis Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. It has scales after which it continues as small round hole in each scale.

Both parents participate in guarding the territory and general brood-care such as fanning and mouthing the eggs to keep them sediment-free. Eyes are large and placed laterally, eye diameter is Captive breeding has been undertaken by Padmakumar et al.

This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Can include ecosystem services. The spinous base is longer than soft rayed base. Eggs hatch after 2 days at temperature of about 26 C.