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Apistogramma steindachneri  (Regan, 1908)

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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; pH range: 6.2 - 6.8; dH range: 3 - 10; non-migratory.   Tropical; 20°C - 25°C (Ref. 13371), preferred ?

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South America: Essequibo, Demerara and Mahaica River drainages, and from the Marowijne River to the Corantijn River basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377); 7.0 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

One male has a harem of several females; 60-120 eggs are laid in caves; male defends all nesting sites (Ref. 13371). Eggs are deposited on the ceiling of caves (Ref. 47893). Largest male measures 6.53 cm SL (Ref. 98797).

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One male has a harem of several females; 60-120 eggs are laid in caves; male defends all nesting sites (Ref. 13371).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

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)

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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