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Apistogramma aguarico  Römer & Hahn, 2013

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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);  aguarico: The specific name refers to the type locality being situated in the río Aguarico system. A noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Río Napo system in Ecuador.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94125)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 3-4; Anal soft rays: 5 - 6. Distinguished from all congeners known to date by the combination of the following characters: adult males with basically truncate transparent caudal fin without markings, both lobes with filamentous streamers in largest specimens; first membranes of dorsal fin pointed and prolonged to nearly double length of spine, creating serrated impression; pectoral fin base whitish to ivory without any dark markings in all specimens examined, creating distinct contrast with overall yellowish-brown body; broad lateral band on L+1-scale row, ending on upper third of caudal peduncle at vertical bar 7, separated from rectangular spot on centre of caudal base, centre of spot light brown creating impression of divided spot; two to three fragmentary rows of distinct oval abdominal spots, more intense in caudalmost part above anal fin; gill cover significantly darker than rest of body below lateral band; distinct preorbital, postorbital, and cheek stripes; no black markings on ventral surface of head or body apart from short narrow grey pre-anal stripe, occasionally visible in very large specimens only (Ref. 94125).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Römer, U. and I. Hahn, 2013. Apistogramma aguarico sp. n.: A new species of geophagine cichlid fish (Teleostei: Perciformes) from the Ecuadorian and Peruvian río Napo system. Verteb. Zool. 63(2):171-181. (Ref. 94125)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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