Apistogramma barlowi  Römer & Hahn, 2008

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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);  barlowi: Named for George W. Barlow, for his substantial contribution on cichlid fish biology.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 4.8 - ?.   Tropical; 29°C - ?

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75695)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 3-4; Anal soft rays: 5 - 8. Distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: over-proportionally large head and mouth with massive jaws and hypertrophic lips in adult males, 3 infraorbital pores; a lyrate caudal fin in adult males with immaculate lemon-yellow lower lobe and vertical rows of spots in its upper bluish hyaline lobe, truncate and immaculate in females; extended first membranes of the dorsal fin, a distinct breast band in basal part of vertical bar 2 and posterior lateral spot in female; and absence of caudal peduncle spot (Ref. 75695).

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South America: known only from around the Tierra típica northwest of Pebas, Peru.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Appears to be restricted to forest streams, with a preference for fast-flowing, cooler, and crystal-clear, acid to neutral water (Ref. 75695). A reddish morph of this species was collected in a small clearwater igarapé, about 1 meter wide and approximately 30 cm deep, with fine white sandy bottom, no submerged vegetation, rocks or pebbles, a pH of 4.8 at a temperature close to 29°C (Ref. 75695).

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Römer, U. and I. Hahn, 2008. Apistogramma barlowi sp. N.: description of a new faculative mouth-breeding cichlid species (Teleostei: Perciformes: Geophaginae) from Northern Peru. Vertebrate Zoology 58(1):49-66.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02400 (0.00905 - 0.06362), b=3.03 (2.80 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .