Definition of acara in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkɑːrə/

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A small deep-bodied freshwater fish native to Central and South America, having elongated dorsal and anal fins.
  • Genera Aequidens and Cichlasoma, family Cichlidae: several species
Example sentences
  • In the present study we experimentally reduced brood size in the Panamanian acara, Aequidens coeruleopunctatus.
  • We used the blue acara cichlid as a model diurnal predator species.
  • Well I have given the blue acaras away and didn't take any pics of them spawning to send you.


From Portuguese acaré, from Tupi.

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