Apistogramma viejita Kullander, 1979
photo by DATZ

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Geophaginae
 Max. size:  3 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.6 cm (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5; dH range: 5
 Distribution:  South America: upper Meta River basin of the Orinoco River basin, Colombia.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Males practice harem spawning when there is an excess of females around (Ref. 12251). 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: Sa-a, Pascualita - 02.03.98
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.11.08
 Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 06.12.00

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