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Geophagus megasema was originally described as Geophagus megasema by Heckel in 1840. It belongs to the family Cichlidae and subfamily Cichlinae. It is found in Fresh water.
Species   megasema
AuthorWI   Heckel [J. J.]
AuthorNI   Heckel
Qualification   ---
Year   1840
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Cichlinae Cichlinae
Genus   Geophagus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Subfamily   Cichlinae
Genus   Geophagus
Original Name   Geophagus        
Taxon Name   megasema
Original Combination   Geophagus megasema
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Geophagus megasema
OriginalSubGenus   Geophagus
Original Author   Heckel
Original AuthorWI   Heckel [J. J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1840
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Cichlinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Rio Guaporé, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Types   Syntypes: NMW 16246 (1, dry), 90309 (1, dry), 92453 (1, dry); SMF 3125 [ex NMW in 1844] (1, dry).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Ann. Wien. Mus. Naturges.
Citation   v. 2
Page   388

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Geophagus megasema
Current Species megasema
Current Genus Geophagus
Current AuthorWI Heckel [J. J.]
Current AuthorNI Heckel
Current Year 1840
Current Family Cichlidae
Current Subfamily
Cichlinae Cichlinae

Habitat Freshwater.        
Water Fresh water

Current Summary   Valid as Geophagus megasema  Heckel 1840. Cichlidae: Cichlinae.
Name History   •Synonym of Geophagus surinamensis (Bloch 1791) -- (Gosse 1976:26 [ref. 7029]). •Valid as Geophagus megasema Heckel 1840 -- (Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:633 [ref. 27061], López-Fernández & Taphorn 2004:3 [ref. 27573], Staeck & Schindler 2006:74 [ref. 28755], Lucinda et al. 2010:42 [ref. 30771], Deprá et al. 2014:745 [ref. 33631], Sarmiento et al. 2014:189 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:98 [ref. 35633]).

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abalios Geophagus abalios López-Fernández [H.] & Taphorn [D. C.] 2004Valid
acuticeps Geophagus acuticeps Heckel [J. J.] 1840Synonym
agassizii Geophagus (Mesops) agassizii Steindachner [F.] 1875Synonym
agassizii Geophagus agassizii Steindachner [F.] 1875Synonym
altifrons Geophagus altifrons Heckel [J. J.] 1840Valid
amoenus Geophagus amoenus Cope [E. D.] 1872Synonym
argyrostictus Geophagus argyrostictus Kullander [S. O.] 1991Valid
australe Geophagus australe Eigenmann [C. H.] 1907Synonym
australis Geophagus australis Eigenmann [C. H.] 1907Synonym
badiipinnis Geophagus badiipinnis Cope [E. D.] 1872Synonym
balzanii Geophagus balzanii Perugia [A.] 1891Synonym
brachybranchus Geophagus brachybranchus Kullander [S. O.] & Nijssen [H.] 1989Valid
brachyurus Geophagus brachyurus Cope [E. D.] 1894Synonym
brasiliensis Geophagus brasiliensis (Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1824)Valid
brasiliensis Geophagus brasiliensis Kner [R.] 1865Synonym
brasiliensis iporangensis Geophagus brasiliensis iporangensis Haseman [J. D.] 1911Synonym
brasiliensis itapicuruensis Geophagus brasiliensis itapicuruensis Haseman [J. D.] 1911Synonym
brokopondo Geophagus brokopondo Kullander [S. O.] & Nijssen [H.] 1989Valid
bucephalus Geophagus bucephalus Hensel [R.] 1870Synonym
camopiensis Geophagus camopiensis Pellegrin [J.] 1903Valid
camurus Geophagus camurus Cope [E. D.] 1894Synonym
crassilabris Geophagus (Satanoperca) crassilabris Steindachner [F.] 1876Synonym
crassilabris Geophagus crassilabris Steindachner [F.] 1876Valid
crocatus Geophagus crocatus Hauser [F. E.] & López-Fernández [H.] 2013Valid
cupido Geophagus cupido Heckel [J. J.] 1840Synonym
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