Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Apistogramma: Greek, apisto = uncertain + Greek, gramma = graphic signal (Ref. 45335); wolli: Named for Wolfgang 'Wolli' Friedrich, one of the most notable and skilled professional German fish breeders of recent decades until he finally closed down his facility in early 2014. This is in recognition for his long-term work in breeding cichlid fishes which has substantially contributed to the present knowledge of this family of the Teleostei. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.3 - ?. Tropical; 25°C - ? (Ref. 104987)
South America: Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104987)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 16 - 17;
soft rays: 5 - 7;
Vertebrae: 23 - 24. Apistogramma wolli can be distinguished by the following characters: medium-sized
(males to 62 mm, females to 40 mm SL); laterally compressed; moderately high-backed and elongate; and pronounced sexual dimorphism and dichromatism. It differs from all known congeners by a combination of the following characters: massive jaws and hypertrophied yellow lips in adult males; dorsal fin with serrated membranes, truncated in females; small (but in females large) squarish lateral spot on center of vertical bar 3; large round, in females upright oval, caudal spot; caudal fin lyrate, in females rounded, with red marginal band to upper and lower lobes (Ref. 104987).
Collected in a few small, shallow blackwater rainforest streams along both sides of the border between Ecuador and Peru. Observed usually hiding among the leaf litter, which (apart from scarce driftwood) is the main substrate covering the sandy bottom (Ref. 104987).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Römer, U., D.P. Soares, C.R.G. Dávila, F. Duponchelle, J.-F. Renno and I. Hahn, 2015. Re-description of Apistogramma payaminonis Kullander, 1986, with descriptions of two new cichlid species of the genus Apistogramma (Teleostei, Perciformes, Geopha-ginae) from northern Peru. Vert. Zool. 65(3):287-314. (Ref. 104987)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00785 - 0.03846), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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) .