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Founa in Sri Lanka

Etroplus maculatus

  Order Perciformes
  Family Cichlidae
  Genus Etroplus
  Species E maculatus
  Binomial name Etroplus maculatus
  Local Name Orange chromide (Kaha koraliya)
  Status native
  Conservation status

The Orange chromide (Etroplus maculatus) is a species of fish endemic to freshwater and brackish streams, lagoons and estuaries in southern India and Sri Lanka The species is popular with fishkeeping hobbyists, and is kept frequently in aquariums. The species is part of family Cichlidae and is included in subfamily Etroplinae.