Scientific classification
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Tribe: Heroini
Genus: Symphysodon

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The Symphysodon Discus species Symphysodon currently includes four subspecies:

  • Symphysodon discus aequifasciata (Green Discus)
  • Symphysodon discus haraldi (Blue discus)
  • Symphysodon discus axelrodi (Brown Discus)
  • Symphysodon discus heckeli (Heckel Discus)

There is disagreement on the taxonomy. Commonly Symphyson aequifasciata and Symphyson discus is accepted as species, but recent studies shows they share the same genes which suggest, they belong to the same species.[1]

Symphysodon discus aequifasciata Edit

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Green Discus

Symphysodon discus aequifasciata aka. Symphysodon aequifasciatus aequifasciatus is commonly known as Green Discus

Symphysodon discus haraldi Edit


Blue Discus

Symphysodon discus haraldi aka Symphysodon aequifasciatus Haraldi is commonly known as Blue discus

Symphysodon discus axelrodi Edit


Brown Discus

Symphysodon discus axelrodi aka. Symphysodon aequifasciatus axelrodi is commonly known as Brown Discus

Symphysodon discus heckeli Edit

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Heckel Discus

'Symphysodon discus heckeli aka Symphysodon discus is commonly known as Heckel Discus

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