Species group: Cichlids
Other common names: Red Cap Geophagus; Geophagus Red head Tapajos
Scientific name: Geophagus sp.
The Tapajos Orange Head is a member of the Cichlid family which is native to tributaries of the Rio Tapajós in Eastern Brazil. It is a benthophagous fish, taking in mouthfuls of river bottom and sifting for worms, insect larvae and small crustaceans, and then expelling the non-edible material through its gills.