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Apistogramma wapisana  Römer, Hahn & Conrad, 2006

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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);  wapisana: Referring to the Arucan Wapisana tribe, sometimes also called Mawayana, who inhabit the region where the new species originates.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5 - 6.0.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57916); 2.9 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 4 - 6

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers smaller, muddy steams, influenced by whitewater with a thick layer of leaf liter and medium to comparatively high water temperatures (Ref. 57916).

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

Römer, U., 2007. Cichlid Atlas. Volume 2. Natural History of South American Dwarf Cichlids, Part 2. 1380 p. Mergus Publishers of Natural History and Pet Books. Singapore. (Ref. 57916)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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