Apistogramma pertensis (Haseman, 1911)
Amazon dwarf cichlid
Apistogramma pertensis
photo by DATZ

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
 Max. size:  3.9 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.5 cm TL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5; dH range: 5
 Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, in the lower Negro River and from Manacapuru to Monte Alegre along the Amazon-Solimões River.
 Biology:  Eggs are deposited on the ceiling of caves and are tendered by the female parent (Ref. 47893).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 12.08.94
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 01.12.00

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