Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

In the Jenaro Herrera region, Peru, this species occurs in streams in aguajal-like conditions, clear water quebradas and black-water quebradites (Ref. 9088).
  • 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 upper Negro River; Orinoco River basin, in tributaries of the Orinoco River in Colombia and Venezuela.
  • 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 and Orinoco River basin: Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 118 mm SL
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Max. size

11.8 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; pH range: 7.0; dH range: 15
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Spawns on substrate; after hatching, both parents take larvae into mouth (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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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Aequidens diadema

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Aequidens diadema

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: public aquariums
  • Newman, L. 1995 Census of fish at the Vancouver aquarium, 1994. Unpublished manuscript. (Ref. 9183)
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