Meaning of scalare

sca•lar•e

Pronunciation: (sku-lâr'ē, -lär'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. any of three deep-bodied, cichlid fishes, Pterophyllum scalare, P. altum, and P. eimekei, inhabiting northern South American rivers, often kept in aquariums.
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