Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Males defend the territory during breeding (Ref. 2060).
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Distribution

South America: Pacific slope, in the Cayapas River drainage in northwestern Ecuador.
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Cayapas River, Pacific slope, northwestern Ecuador.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 100 mm TL
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Max. size

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

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.0; dH range: 12
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

About 400 eggs. Male defends the territory (Ref. 2060).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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