Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlinae
Etymology: Nannacara: Latin, nannus = small + Greek, kara = face (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Kullander & Prada-Pedreros.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 4.5 - 6.0; dH range: 5 - 10. Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 13614)
South America: Amazon River basin, in the middle Negro River basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)
Collected from a small stream in inundable forest. Surface water temperature was 24°C, dissolved oxygen 1.8 mg/l and maximum depth was 28 cm. Maximum length 10 cm TL (Ref. 40602).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Amber-colored 200-300 eggs are deposited on roots; both parents guard the eggs and larvae (Ref. 40602).
Kullander, S.O. and S. Prada-Pedreros, 1993. Nannacara adoketa, a new species of ciclid fish from the Rio Negro in Brazil. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(4):357-366. (Ref. 26678)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00296 - 0.01544), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .