Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found on various types of substrates, from mud to sand and rocks, in lower, middle and upper river valleys. Oviparous (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Pacific Slope of Guatemala and Mexico.
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Central America: Pacific slope of Guatemala.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

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

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.0; dH range: 10 - 20
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 205). Subtrate guarding of eggs as a form of parental care is done by both male and female (Ref. 50828).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquaculture: experimental; aquarium: commercial
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