More on author: Bloch. Found in large rivers, reservoirs, lagoons and estuaries. Feed on filamentous algae, plant material and insects. Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae After spawning, about eggs are laid and attached to a submerged log, rock or sometimes roots and weeds, in still or slow flowing water.
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Among mangrove roots. Pasir Ris Park, Feb 12 Nibbling on mangrove roots. Pasir Ris Park, Feb Make your own badge here. The fish is native to India and Sri Lanka and was introduced to Singapore, possibly through the aquarium trade. It has since escaped and are now breeding in our waters. Features: Up to 30cm, usually about 20cm long.
Oval with a short snout and small mouth. Greyish green with 6 to 8 dark bars, a dark spot at the base of the pectoral fins, many scales with a pearly spot. It is sometimes called the Pearlspot. What does it eat? It is mainly herbivorous feeding on filamentous algae, plant material. It may also eat insects. At Sungei Buloh, often seen nibbling on jetty legs and mangrove roots. Baby chromides: Several adults may take care of a single brood that presumably were spawned by only two of the adults.
Human uses: Elsewhere, it is raised in aquaculture and also in the aquarium trade. Green chromides on Singapore shores. Photos Green chromides for free download from wildsingapore flickr. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. Low, Singapore Science Centre. Pearlspot Etroplus suratensis from FishBase : Technical fact sheet on the family, including fact sheets on the species. Green chromides spawning at Sentosa. Singapore Biodiversity Records Spot errors?
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Order : Perciformes Family : Cichlidae. Occurrences in Sri Lanka are mostly limited to the western coast and pertain to North, North Western, North Central, Western and Southern provinces but there is at least one record from Batticaloa in Eastern province suggesting it might be distributed around much of the island. It also occurs in freshwater habitats, however, including a number of inland lakes in Sri Lanka although it appears to have been introduced intentionally. There exists observational evidence to suggest that it can breathe atmospheric air to an extent, probably an adaptation to conditions of low dissolved oxygen.
We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Rent this article via DeepDyve. Bindu L Captive breeding protocols of two potential cultivable fishes, Etroplus suratensis Bloch and Horabagrus brachysoma Gunther endemic to the Western Ghat region, Kerala.