Apistogramma helkeri Schindler & Staeck, 2013
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
Max. size:  4.01 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: lower río Cuao (Orinoco drainage) in Venezuela.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-6
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 May 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.12.13

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