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Geophagus grammepareius  Kullander & Taphorn, 1992

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Geophagus: Greek, gea = the earth + Greek, phagein = to eat (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Kullander.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.2 - 7.0.   Tropical; 25°C - 30°C (Ref. 13614)

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South America: Orinoco River basin, in the upper Caura and lower Caroní River basins.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Can be distinguished from all other species in the genus by lacking scaly sheath along the dorsal fin base, and from all except Geophagus taeniopareius by retaining a prominent dark stripe from the eye to the corner of the preopercle as adult. Differs from G. Taeniopareius by (1) distinct light spots on the middle and upper part of the caudal fin, (2) lack of horizontal stripes along the sides, (3) wider lips, (4) lack of microbranchiospines and (5) lower meristics: modally D. XV1.11 instead of XVII. 11 , E1 row scales 30 instead of 32, and vertebrae 14+17 instead of 14+18 (Ref. 57764).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Kullander, S.O., R. Royero and D.C. Taphorn, 1992. Two new species of Geophagus (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Rio Orinoco drainage in Venezuela. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 3(4):359-375. (Ref. 57764)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.1 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 (14 of 100) .