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Paraneetroplus synspilus  (Hubbs, 1935)

Redhead cichlid
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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 Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 8.0; dH range: 9 - 20.   Tropical; 24°C - 30°C (Ref. 7335)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)

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Central America: Atlantic slope, in the Usumacinta River drainage in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits lakes and the lower river valley with a slight tolerance for the brackish environment.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Conkel, D., 1993. Cichlids of North and Central America. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., USA.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.00000 (nan - nan), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 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):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.