Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Paraneetroplus: Greek, para = near + Greek, etrapelos = stiff; refered to the stiff anal fins rays characteristic of these fishes (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - ? ; dH range: 33 - ?. Tropical; 24°C - 30°C (Ref. 7335)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)
Central America: Atlantic slope, in the Grijalva River basin, Mexico.
Inhabits lower to middle river valleys as well as lakes. Found over rocks, sand, silt or mud. Feeds on benthic detritus, aquatic plants and invertebrates (Ref. 7335). Reported size in captivity to about 25 cm for males and 18 cm for females (Paul Stevens, pers. comm.).
Conkel, D., 1993. Cichlids of North and Central America. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., USA. (Ref. 7335)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.20 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .