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); salpinction: Name from the Greek word 'salpinctes', meaning trumpeter, with the dimunitive suffix '-ion'; in allusion to the type locality drainage, the Trombetas and the small body size; noun in apposition.. More on author: Kullander.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56722)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: Distinguished from other members of the genus by its color pattern which includes a lateral band and abdominal stripes that become darker and have much lighter interspaces on the caudal peduncle and a caudal spot that is divided into elongated blotches continuing the lateral band and upper two abdominal stripes, respectively (Ref. 56722).
The type locality is a large swamp with muddy bottom; very shallow at the time of the sampling, where some places are not more than 5 cm deep (Ref. 56722).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O. and E.J.G. Ferreira, 2005. Two new species of Apistogramma Regan (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the rio Trombetas, Pará State, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(3):361-371. (Ref. 56722)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .