Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

In swamps and lakes; can be very abundant; not esteemed as food fish (Ref. 40602). Both parents defend eggs and larvae (Ref. 40602).
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Distribution

South America: Magdalena, Atrato, Sinú, and San Juan River basins in Colombia.
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Magdalena, Atrato, Sinú and San Juan River basins, Colombia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

17.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 6
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Spawn up to 800 oval eggs of 1.2 mm diameter on flat substrate; both parents defend eggs and larvae (Ref. 40602).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: highly commercial
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Aequidens latifrons

Aequidens latifrons or the platinum acara, is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae in the order Perciformes.

Morphology[edit]

Males can reach a length of 17 cm total in length.[1] It has a stocky body with a bluish-grey colouration. It has lighter speckles across the scales, with relatively long fins. It is similar in appearance to the blue acara.

Spawning[edit]

The platinum acara spawns several times each year. As with most cichlids there are frequent quarrels between partners. The female cleans a stone carefully and lays eggs on it afterward. They are attached to one another, resembling a pearl necklace. As they begin to increase in size the stone is completely covered by them. The female fans them with her body and pectoral fins. Once the fry have emerged and can swim independently they surround their parents in a great shoal.[2]

Geographic Distribution[edit]

It is found in South America.

See also[edit]

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aequidens

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Arai, R. y H. Kobayasi, 1973. A chromosome study on thirteen species of Japanese gobiid fishes. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 20(1):1–6.
  • McDowall, R.M., 1988. Diadromy in fishes: migrations between freshwater and marine environments. Croom Helm, Londres.
  • Riede, K., 2004. Global register of migratory species – from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Alemania. 329 p.
  • Vasil'ev, V.P., 1980. Chromosome numbers in fish-like vertebrates and fish. J. Ichthyol. 20(3): 1–38.
  • Wu, H.L., K.-T. Shao y C.F. Lai (eds.), 1999. Latin-Chinese dictionary of fishes names. The Sueichan Press, Taiwan.
  • Yamazaki, Y., S. Haramoto y T. Fukasawa, 2006. Habitat uses of freshwater fishes on the scale of reach system provided in small streams. Environ. Biol. Fish. 75:333–341.
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