Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

In black-water creeks among vegetation (Ref. 42573). Female guards eggs in nest; male and female guard larvae (Ref. 42573).
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Distribution

South America: Amazon River basin, in the Carahuayte River drainage, a tributary to the Ucayali River.
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Amazon River basin in Carahuayte River drainage, Peru.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 39.2 mm SL
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Max. size

3.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9088))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.0 - 5.6; dH range: 5; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 42573)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Female guards eggs in nest; male and female guard larvae (Ref. 42573).
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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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Wikipedia

Apistogramma nijsseni

Apistogramma nijsseni is a species of cichlid fish, endemic to the black water habitats in the Carahuayte river drainage, Peru.[2] It reaches a maximum length of 8 cm (3 in). The species is popular aquarium fish amongst dwarf cichlid hobbyists.[3]

Apistogramma nijsseni adult female.

The species is named after the Dutch ichthyologist Han Nijssen[4]

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References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Kullander, S. O. 1979. Description of a new species of the genus Apistogramma (Teleostei, Perciformes, Cichlidae) from Peru. Rev. Suisse Zool. 937-945.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. "Apistogramma nijsseni". FishBase. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  3. ^ Linke H, Staeck L (1994) American cichlids I: Dwarf Cichlids. A handbook for their identification, care and breeding. Tetra Press. Germany. ISBN 1-56465-168-1
  4. ^ Apistogramma nijsseni Kullander - Naturhistoriska riksmuseet
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