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: Laetacara: Latin, laetus = happy + tupí, guaraní acará = a name of a fish (Ref. 45335); fulvipinnis: Derived from the Latin fulvus (dark yellow) and pinna (fin), in reference to the coloration of the caudal and anal fin, a distinguishing feature of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 4.4 - ?. Tropical; 26°C - ? (Ref. 58749)
South America: Rio Orinoco, rio Casiquiare and rio Negro drainages in Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58749)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 14 - 15;
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: usually with 15 spines and 10 rays on dorsal fin; 23-25 scales in E1 row; dorsal fin base only moderately scaly; absence of conspicuous pattern of cross series of tiny light dots; and maximum length of 7.4 cm SL (Ref. 58749).
Prefers typical blackwater habitats with clear, acid and very soft-tea colored water. Usually found along the banks of brooks and small rivulets in areas of extremely shallow water with water depth approximately between 10 and 50 cm, where they occur either in a layer of dead leaves covering the bottom of the bank side or among submerged terrestrial vegetation (Ref. 58749).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Based on aquarium observations.
Staeck, W. and I. Schindler, 2007. Description of Laetacara fulvipinnis sp. n. (Teleostei: Perciformes: Cichlidae) from the upper drainages of the rio Orinoco and rio Negro in Venezuela. Vertebr. Zool. 57(1):63-71. (Ref. 58749)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .