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Chaetobranchopsis australis  Eigenmann & Ward, 1907

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Astronotinae
Etymology: Chaetobranchopsis: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, brangchia = gills + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 1 - 16.   Tropical; 24°C - 29°C (Ref. 40602), preferred ?

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South America: Paraná River basin, in the Paraguay River in Brazil and Paraguay, and the Paraná River close to the mouth of the Paraguay River in Argentina; probably in the Amazon River basin in Bolivia and Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in swamps and flooded grounds with shallow, almost stagnant water, which may either be clear or loaded with sediments. A quiet fish which finds shelter among aquatic plant stocks or amidst tree roots. Its long dense branchiospines suggest microphagous and planktophagous feeding, possibly including small crustaceans (Ref. 35237). It possesses weak teeth, indicating that it is not a predator. Has never been spawned in the aquarium nor are there reports of any spawning in nature (Ref. 12251). May occur together with the following species: Hoplosternum littorale, Parauchenipterus galeatus, Chaetobranchus flavescens, Pterophyllum scalare, Heros efasciatus, Mesonauta guyanae, and Hypselecara temporalis.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Kullander, S.O., 2003. Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02512 (0.00969 - 0.06510), b=3.00 (2.78 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .