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: Nosferatu: Name refers to the pair of well-developed recurved fangs inthe upper jaw present in all species of the genus, reminiscent of those in Marnau’s vampire Nosferatu..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.8 - 8.3. Tropical; 23°C - 29°C (Ref. 7335)
North America: Atlantic slope of northern Mexico. Endemic to the Tamasopo, Gallinas and Ojo Frio rivers in the Panuco River basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)
Inhabits rivers. Feeds on snails and smaller fishes. Aquarium conditions: pH=7, H=3, 25°C water temperature, carnivore, egg layer, needs plant and rock cover, not easy to raise in tanks (Ref. 6398).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The female tends mainly for eggs and larvae.
De la Maza-Benignos, M., C.P. Ornelas-García, M.d.L. Lozano-Vilano, M.E. García-Ramírez and I. Doadrio, 2015. Phylogeographic analysis of genus Herichthys (Perciformes: Cichlidae), with descriptions of Nosferatu new genus and H. tepehua n. sp. Hydrobiologia 748:201-231. (Ref. 99935)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03162 (0.01397 - 0.07157), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.70 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .