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); erythrura: The species epithet is a compound derived from the Greek erythro (=red) and ura (=tail). Then name refers to the conspicuous colour of the caudal fin in the majority of adult males.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 5.2 - 6.4; dH range: ? - 1. Tropical
South America: Bolivia. Known from several localities in the drainage of the lower río Mamoré in the province of Beni in Bolivia. Confirmed collecting sites are situated between the drainage of río Yata in the west (Laguna Larga and Laguna Piranha in the northwest of Santa Ana de Yacuma) and the drainage of the rio Itonamas (Laguna Mapawa in the north of Magdalena) in the east of Bolivia. In addition the species is also said to be exported for the aquarium hobby from the Lago das Cobras in the drainage of the río Pacaás Novos in the southeast of the town Guajará-Mirim in the state of Rôndonia in Brazil (Kolowshi, 2002).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79632)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Staeck, W. and I. Schindler, 2008. Apistogramma erythrura sp. N.- a new geophagine dwarf cichlid (Teleostei: Perciformes: Cichlidae) from the rio Mamoré drainage in Bolivia. Vertebrate Zoology 58(2):197-206. (Ref. 79632)
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) .