Teleocichla centisquama  Zuanon & Sazima, 2002

Slender pike cichlid
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlinae
Etymology: Teleocichla: Greek, tele, telos = perfect + Greek, kichle = wrasse (Ref. 45335);  centisquama: From the number of longitudinal scales ['centum' = a hundred; 'squama' = scales], the highest recorded for the genus.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Xingu River drainage, Amazon River basin in Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46528)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 18 - 20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9; Vertebrae: 33. Slender-bodied (body depth 10.5-13.9% SL), with continuous lateral line and 113-129 longitudinal scales. Compared to other congeners, orbital diameter smaller (5.7-7.6%SL versus 7.3-10.6); caudal peduncle depth lower (7.2-8.2% SL versus 8.8-10.4). Ctenoid scales restricted to posterior quarter of the body. Caudal fin rounded. Pectoral fin nearly symmetrical, 8th ray longest, with lower edge slightly thickened (Ref. 46528).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A rheophilic species which dwells on rocky bottom rapids with water flow up to 1.7 m/sec. Perches solitary on top of boulders. Forages on rock surfaces and picks mostly on benthic preys; also feeds on micro-crustaceans (cladocerans, ostracods, copepods), immature aquatic insects (chironomids, ephemeropterans, trichopterans) and minute clams (Ref. 46528).

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Zuanon, J. and I. Sazima, 2002. Teleocichla centisquama, a new species of rapids-dwelling cichlid from Xingu River, Amazonia (Perciformes: Cichlidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(4):373-378. (Ref. 46528)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00230 - 0.01199), b=3.15 (2.95 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .