Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Amatitlania: Named for the type locality of the type species; 'Amatitlán' means 'a
place abundant in amate' in Nahuatl, 'amate' is a kind of rustic paper made from the bark of Ficus petiolaris or Ficus indica.; coatepeque: Named for its type locality, Lake Coatepeque; noun in apposition.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 6 m (Ref. 74403). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74403)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 17 - 19;
soft rays: 6 - 7;
Vertebrae: 28. This species is characterized by the following: fourth bar on side of body Y-shaped, this is formed by ventral coalescence of 4th and 5th bars; posterior end of dentigerous arm of dentary triple-spined, squarish or bluntly pointed; with double medial-loop in the gut; differs from its congeners in having a posteriad projection at dorsal corner in lower lip (vs. absent), peritoneal pigmentation is uniformly sparse (vs. uniformly dark or silvery), 5-5.5 (vs. 5 or fewer) scales from lateral line to origin of dorsal fin (Ref. 74403).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Central America: known only from Lake Coatepeque, El Salvador .
Found among rocks, in clear waters (Ref. 74403).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schmitter-Soto, J.J., 2007. A systematic revision of the genus Archocentrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae), with the description of two new genera and six new species. Zootaxa 1603:1-78. (Ref. 74403)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02512 (0.01023 - 0.06167), b=3.05 (2.84 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 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 (13 of 100) .