Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits stagnant waters as well as shallow waters of smaller rivers with organic material and low velocity. Abundant in creeks with much organic matter but also resides in the shallow waters of rivers (Ref. 36880). Feeds on aquatic insects. Forms small groups on the river bottoms.
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Distribution

Atlantic slope of Panama, Pacific slope of Costa Rica.
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Central America: Atlantic slope of Panama and Pacific slope of Costa Rica (Coto River).
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 145 mm TL
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Max. size

14.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7335))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.5 - 8.0; dH range: 1.5 - 8
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

An open bottom spawner which produces hundreds of eggs. Both parents care for their eggs until the fry are a week into free-swimming (Ref. 12251).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Andinoacara coeruleopunctatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 16
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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