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Nosferatu pratinus  (De la Maza-Benignos & Lozano-Vilano, 2013)

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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.;  pratinus: From the Latin word for green, in allusion to its greenish color.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Central America: endemic to the Rio el Salto in Mexico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94458)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 5; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is diagnosed by having predorsal contour steep and flat, concave before eye, and prominent forehead, forming a nuchal hump in adult males. Dorsal and ventral contours are conic, straight to moderately convex, making intersection with caudal peduncle conspicuous. This is also distinguished using the following combination characters: distance from anal fin origin to hypural base (mean 36%, SD 1%); mouth slightly angled downward; lower pharyngeal plate moderately stout and broad; 2 rows of 8-9 stout molars increasing in size posteriorly and molarization flank the midline, 4 most posterior molars flattened; and spiny dorsal fin rays V (Ref. 94458).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is syntopic in the lower courses of the Rio el Salto with H. cf. carpintis, Astyanax mexicanus, Xiphohorus nezahualcoyotl, and Poecilia mexicana along with other species of fishes in higher reaches (Ref. 94458).

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

de la Maza-Benignos, M. and Ma. De L. Lozano-Villano, 2013. Description of three new species of the genus Herichthys (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from eastern Mexico, with redescription of H. labridens, H. steindachneri, and H. pantostictus. Zootaxa 3734(2):101-129. (Ref. 94458)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01905 (0.00842 - 0.04313), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.6 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 (16 of 100) .