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: 7.0 - ? ; dH range: 10 - 20. Tropical; 25°C - 30°C (Ref. 7335)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)
Central America: Pacific slope of Guatemala.
Found on various types of substrates, from mud to sand and rocks, in lower, middle and upper river valleys. Oviparous (Ref. 205).
Conkel, D., 1993. Cichlids of North and Central America. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., USA.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Aquaculture: experimental; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical 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 BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.1 ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .