Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Apistogramma: Greek, apisto = uncertain + Greek, gramma = graphic signal (Ref. 45335); angayuara: Specific epithet refers to the slender shape of the species and is a Brazilian Lingua Geral adjective meaning skinny or thin; noun in apposition.. More on author: Kullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: rio Trombetas in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56722); 2.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: Distinguished by the following combination of characters: three prominent stripes consisting of dark spots along the sides of the abdomen, 2 postlachrymal infraorbital pores, 5 dentary pores, low dorsal fin in adult males, and presence of a caudal spot (Ref. 56722).
Occurs in association with rapids, with very fast running water; lots of aquatic plants (Podostemonaceae) which grow on the rocks. During the dry season most of the rocks are exposed, and many pools are formed where the fishes are trapped and easily collected with rotenone. Stomach analyses of five specimens (19-24 mm) from rapids showed that aquatic invertebrates were the most important food items consumed by this species; rhizopods were the dominant item, followed by sponges and cladocerans. Both males and females dissected have well developed gonads (Ref. 56722).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O. and E.J.G. Ferreira, 2005. Two new species of Apistogramma Regan (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the rio Trombetas, Pará State, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(3):361-371. (Ref. 56722)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .