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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Eggs are deposited on the ceiling of caves (Ref. 1672). Biparental care of eggs and larvae (Ref. 1672).
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Distribution

Amazon River basin: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
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South America: Amazon River basin, in the Guaporé drainage in Brazil; Paraná River basin, in the Paraguay River drainage in Brazil and Paraguay, and in the middle Paraná River drainage in Argentina.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 60 mm ---
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Max. size

3.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)); 4.6 cm (female)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; non-migratory; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 6.5; dH range: 2 - 5
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits vegetated areas of rivers (Ref. 12251; 13371).
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Diseases and Parasites

White spot Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Turbidity of the Skin (Freshwater fish). Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Fin-rot Disease (late stage). Bacterial diseases
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Fin Rot (early stage). Bacterial diseases
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Costia Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Harem family, usually 1 male and 3 females. Lays up to 100 eggs in caves. Both sexes defend eggs and larvae (Ref. 1672).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Apistogramma trifasciata

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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