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Teleocichla wajapi  Varella & Moreira, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlinae
Etymology: Teleocichla: Greek, tele, telos = perfect + Greek, kichle = wrasse (Ref. 45335);  wajapi: Named after the indigenous people of the Tupi-guarani cultural-linguistic group, Wajãpi, also known as Waiapi or Oyampi. Noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Brazil in rio Jari and two of its tributaries, rio Iratapuru and rio Pacanari.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93336)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 20 - 22; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 6 - 8. Distinguished from other species of Teleocichla, except T. centrarchus, by having four instead of three spines on anal fin. Diagnosed from Teleocichla centrarchus by having 56-62 scales in E1 series (vs. 64-69), smaller orbital diameter 24.6-30.2%, mean 28.2% of head length (vs. 30.8-34.8%, mean 33.5% of head length) and by having barred or zigzag color pattern on flanks (vs. longitudinal series of patches formed by small, dark irregular markings on midlateral area of flanks and on dorsum.). Can be separated from T. cinderella, by the absence (vs. presence) of small, dark irregular markings scattered on flanks; from T. centisquama, and T. monogramma, by having the anterior and posterior branches of the lateral line separated by one scale-row instead of a continuous lateral line; and from T. gephyrogramma by having 56-62 scales in E1 series (vs. 64-75) (Ref. 93336).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow rapids with clear water and rocky riverbed composed of an array of material, from pebbles to boulders or slabs. Observed to remain mostly stationary in areas where the water velocity was slower, apparently protected between slabs of rock or close to the river bank (Ref. 93336).

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

Varella, H.R. and C.R. Moreira, 2013. Teleocichla wajapi, a new species of cichlid from the rio Jari, Brazil, with comments on T. centrarchus Kullander, 1988 (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Zootaxa 3641(2):177-187. (Ref. 93336)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00234 - 0.01177), b=3.14 (2.94 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 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 (12 of 100) .