Eartheaters

The Eartheaters are part of the Cichlids from America. Actually even more specific, part of the tribe Geophagini belongs to this group. These cichlids are characterized by the fact that they bite into the sand or mud and filter it through their gills. They extract edible invertebrates from the sand.

Of the Geophaini, the following genera belong to the Eartheaters:

Acarichthyina

Acarichthys
Guianacara

Geophagina

Biotodoma
Geophagus
Gymnogeophagus
Satanoperca

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