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List of Satanoperca cichlid species available for sale
Satanoperca is a small genus of cichlids from South America, where they are known from the Orinoco, Essequibo, Nickerie, Amazon, Parana and Paraguay river basins. They are part of a group popularly known as eartheaters. The genus Satanoperca (Gunther 1862) was resurrected by Kullander in 1986 to hold the long-snouted species previously placed in Geophagus (sensu Gosse 1976). Kullander (1986) also redescribed Satanoperca jurupari using material from throughout the Amazon and Madre de Dios drainages and concluded that despite some "slight color and shape differences", all were S. jurupari, making it one of the most widely distributed South American cichlids (author Lee Newman).