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: blombergi: Named for Rolf Blomberg (1912-1996) for his several expeditions in Ecuador and eventually settled in Quito, Ecuador,.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Río Esmeraldas drainage, but possibly also in the adjacent río
Santiago in northern Ecuador.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93151)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 14 - 16;
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 26 - 28. This species is similar to Andinoacara rivulatus and A. stalsberg i in having 8-12 (usually 9-10) relatively small predorsal scales in a median row, and different from other species of Andinocara which have a median predorsal row of eight large scales. This can be diagnosed from the most similar species, A. rivulatus , by E1 scale count 25, exceptionally 24 or 26 (vs. 24, exceptionally 23), narrower head (15.2- 17.8 vs. 17.7-22.0 % SL) and narrower interorbital space (8.9-10.9 vs. 9.9-15.5 % SL). Differs from A. stalsbergi in color pattern: in large males of A. blombergi scales on side light, with dark spot at centre, vs. scales with light centre and dark margin in A. stalsbergi . Lower part of head and chest may be spotted with blue but is otherwise pale except for preopercular blotch in females vs. lower part of head and chest blackish in preserved specimens of A. stalsbergi (Ref. 93151).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wijkmark, N., S.O. Kullander and R.E. Barriga Salazar, 2012. Andinoacara blombergi, a new species from the río Esmeraldas basin in Ecuador and a review of A. rivulatus (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 23(2):117-137. (Ref. 93151)
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
= 0.5039 [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 ±0.4 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 (15 of 100) .