Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Apistogramma: Greek, apisto = uncertain + Greek, gramma = graphic signal (Ref. 45335); feconat: The new species occurs in the tributaries of the upper and middle Rio Tigre. It is named for the Federation of the Native Communities of the Tigre (FECONAT ) for its struggle to protect the environment of the tribal lands of the local native people from the impact of modern society. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - ?. Tropical; 27°C - ? (Ref. 104987)
South America: Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104987)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 15 - 17;
soft rays: 6 - 7;
Vertebrae: 24. Apistogramma feconat can be diagnosed by the following characters: moderately high-backed, laterally compressed, and moderately elongate; distinct sexual dimorphism and dichromatism. It differs from all other known congeners on the basis of a combination of the following characters: fairly large yellow to orange head and metallic blue or pinkish body in adult males; overall grey slightly hypertrophied lips; bluish or pinkish dorsal fin with slightly prolonged serrated membranes, tips yellowish; large rhombic caudal spot; rounded caudal fin with bright orange to red submarginal and black marginal band; large lateral spot about half body height in females; broad cheek stripe, nape spot, and pectoral spot; small chin spot; squarish throat spot, clearly separated from broad mid-ventral stripe extending onto anal-fin margin (Ref. 104987).
Appears to be restricted to small clear- or blackwater forest streams with bottom substrate usually red or yellow latosol (Ref. 104987).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Römer, U., D.P. Soares, C.R.G. Dávila, F. Duponchelle, J.-F. Renno and I. Hahn, 2015. Re-description of Apistogramma payaminonis Kullander, 1986, with descriptions of two new cichlid species of the genus Apistogramma (Teleostei, Perciformes, Geopha-ginae) from northern Peru. Vert. Zool. 65(3):287-314. (Ref. 104987)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00782 - 0.03863), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .