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Nosferatu steindachneri  (Jordan & Snyder, 1899)

Steindachner's cichlid
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Nosferatu: Name refers to the pair of well-developed recurved fangs inthe upper jaw present in all species of the genus, reminiscent of those in Marnau’s vampire Nosferatu..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.8 - 8.3.   Tropical; 23°C - 29°C (Ref. 7335), preferred ?

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North America: Atlantic slope of northern Mexico. Endemic to the Tamasopo, Gallinas and Ojo Frio rivers in the Panuco River basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers. Feeds on snails and smaller fishes. Aquarium conditions: pH=7, H=3, 25°C water temperature, carnivore, egg layer, needs plant and rock cover, not easy to raise in tanks (Ref. 6398).

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The female tends mainly for eggs and larvae.

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De la Maza-Benignos, M., C.P. Ornelas-García, M.d.L. Lozano-Vilano, M.E. García-Ramírez and I. Doadrio, 2015. Phylogeographic analysis of genus Herichthys (Perciformes: Cichlidae), with descriptions of Nosferatu new genus and H. tepehua n. sp. Hydrobiologia 748:201-231. (Ref. 99935)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03162 (0.01397 - 0.07157), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.70 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .