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Apistogramma amoena  (Cope, 1872)

Pleasant cichlid
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Apistogramma: Greek, apisto = uncertain + Greek, gramma = graphic signal (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

South America: Rio Amazonas basin in Peru (Río Ampiyacu).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377); 6.0 cm (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Eggs are deposited on the ceiling of caves and are tendered by the female parent (Ref. 7020).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Male guards a relatively large territory, within this area a number of females occupy smaller territories. Male courts and mates with each female. Females lay eggs on the roof of the cave and tend them. Eggs hatch in 3 to 4 days and the fry are guarded for a time by the females (Ref. 7020).

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Ortega, H. and R.P. Vari, 1986. Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Peru. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (437):1-25. (Ref. 6329)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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