Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Laetacara: Latin, laetus = happy + tupí, guaraní acará = a name of a fish (Ref. 45335); flamannellus: Derived from the Latin flammeus, meaning flame colored, and from the Latin annellus, meaning ring, in reference to the orange flame ring around the dorsal-fin spot, one of the diagnostic character states of the new species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: coastal floodplains in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91058)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 15 - 16;
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 24. Distinguished from all other species of Laetacara by having the following combination of characters: dark brown or black spot located on dorsal-fin base; yellow stripe on the middle portion of the dorsal fin, crossing the whole fin; orange flame ring around the dorsal-fin base spot; no red pigmentation on belly; no red or purple zone on the anal-fin base; no red zone on the caudal-fin base; cycloid scales on the opercle plate; and trunk scales above upper lateral line with few ctenii (Ref. 91058).
Found mainly in in lentic water near the bank, about 1.5 m from the margin in shallow places
(0.3 - 0.5 m) where herbaceous vegetation Cyperaceae prevailed. Other species encountered in the same biotope were Rivulus schuncki Costa & De Luca, 2011, juveniles of Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus (Spix & Agassiz, 1829) and Nannostomus sp. Also collected from a lotic water creek in a shallow place (0.4 m) on the flooded margin and found sympatric with Apistogramma gossei Kullander, 1982, Crenicichla inpa Ploeg, 1991, Krobia sp., Mesonauta sp., Satanoperca jurupari (Heckel, 1840) and Fluviphylax palikur Costa & Le Bail, 1999 (Ref. 91058).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ottoni, F.P., P.H.N. Bragança, P.F. Amorim and C.S. Gama, 2012. A new species of Laetacara from the northern Brazil coastal floodplains (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Vertebrate Zoology 62(2):181-188. (Ref. 91058)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03090 (0.01384 - 0.06901), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 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) .