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Black Angelfish
Pterophyllum scalare (Lichtenstein, 1823)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Cichlidae - cichlids »  genus Pterophyllum

Scientific synonyms

Zeus scalaris Schultze in Lichtenstein, 1823
Platax scalaris Cuvier, 1831
Plataxoides dumerilii Castelnau, 1855
Pterophyllum dumerilii (Castelnau, 1855)
Pterophillum eimekei Ahl, 1928
Pterophyllum eimekei Ahl, 1928

Other names

= Freshwater Angelfish
= Lesser Angelfish
= Longfin Angelfish
= Red-backed Angelfish

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