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Apistogramma bitaeniata  Pellegrin, 1936

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Apistogramma: Greek, apisto = uncertain + Greek, gramma = graphic signal (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 6.0; dH range: 2 - 6.   Tropical; 23°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672)

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South America: Amazon River basin, restricted to Peruvian and adjacent Brazilian black-water river systems (collected in the lower Nanay, Mazán and Tigre in Peru, near Leticia in Colombia, and in Igarapé Preto and Lago Tefé in Brazil).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Grows larger in aquaria, the largest being a male measuring 4.65 cm SL (Ref. 9088). Eggs are deposited on the ceiling of caves and are tendered by the female parent (Ref. 2060).

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Produces 40-60 eggs. All Apistogramma species build caves for spawning, the eggs are attached to the ceiling. Female tends the clutch (Ref. 2060).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Kullander, S.O., 1986. Cichlid fishes of the Amazon River drainage of Peru. Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Research Division, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden, 394 p. (Ref. 9088)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00720 - 0.03654), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec=40-60).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .