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: Aequidens: Latin, aequus, equal, equally + Latin, dens, dentis = teeth (Ref. 45335); superomaculatum: Name from Latin 'superó' for superior and 'macula' for spot or blotch, referring to lateral dark pigment blotch positioned high on both sides of the body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
South America: Venezuela ( upper reaches of the Orinoco and Negro rivers).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 14 - 16;
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 27. Distinguished from its congeners which have vermiculated color pattern on the cheek, snout and preopercle and a high vertebral count, but it differs from the rest by having a continuous lateral stripe, and in having the lateral dark pigment blotch positioned high on both sides of the body (Ref. 121640).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hernández-Acevedo, J.H., A. Machado-Allison and C.A. Lasso, 2015. Aequidens superomaculatum (Teleostei: Cichlidae) una nueva especie del alto Orinoco y Río Negro, Venezuela. Biota Colombiana 16(2):96-106. (Ref. 121640)
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
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00598 - 0.04201), b=2.99 (2.76 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .