Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabit rivers (Ref. 12965). Adults exhibit biparental care (Ref. 40602).
  • Kullander, S.O. 2003 Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)
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Distribution

South America: Amazon River basin, in the Araguaia River drainage.
  • Kullander, S.O. 2003 Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)
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Amazon River basin in Araguaia River drainage, Brazil.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 70 mm ---
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Max. size

5.6 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377))
  • Kullander, S.O. 2003 Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; dH range: 20
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Both parents guard the eggs and young (Ref. 40602).
  • Stawikowski, R. and U. Werner 1998 Die Buntbarsche Amerikas, Band 1. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany, 540 p. (Ref. 40602)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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