Native to the Amazon Basin, the green severum is a beautiful bright green fish with an orange-red lower belly, fins and eyes. Females lay up to 800 eggs at a time that are then fertilized by a male. The hatchlings emerge within just one week.
Where to see them: Otto M. Budig Manatee Springs
Length: Up to 10 in
Ecological Role: Omnivore
Habitat: Rivers, streams and lakes
Diet: Insects, crustaceans and aquatic plants
Not Always Green: Despite its name, the green severum can range from off-white to light green with dark stripes or spots.