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Apistogramma helkeri  Schindler & Staeck, 2013

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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);  helkeri: Named after Oliver Helker, one of the collectors, who brought this species to the attention of the authors and provided several photos and the information on the collecting site.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: lower río Cuao (Orinoco drainage) in Venezuela.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94599)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from a black-water swamp. Occurs in association with other fish which include Nannostomus marginatus Eigenmann, 1909, N. trifasciatus Steindachner, 1876, Carnigiella strigata (Günther, 1864), the dwarf cichlids Laetacara fulvipinnis Staeck & Schindler, 2007 and Apistogramma uaupesi Kullander, 1980 (Ref. 94599).

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Schindler, I. and W. Staeck, 2013. Description of Apistogramma helkeri sp. n., a new geophagine dwarf cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the lower río Cuao (Orinoco drainage) in Venezuela. Vert. Zool. 63(3):301-306. (Ref. 94599)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .