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Guianacara geayi  (Pellegrin, 1902)

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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Guianacara: Composed from Guyana + Tupí, guaraní, acará = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; agua dulce bentopelágico.   Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 13371), preferred ?

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South America: Approuague River in French Guiana and the Oyapock River drainage in French Guiana and Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 36377); 8.0 cm SL (female)

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Prefers calm waters of inland creeks where it can be very abundant (Ref. 27188). May occur in back currents of cascades along with Ctenoloricaria fowleri, Leporinus despaxi, Hemiodopsis quadrimaculatus and Parodon guyanensis. Lingers over stony substrates along shallow banks (Ref. 35237). Spawns in a secret or hidden area. The males have harems. The male often joins in protecting the young if they are close to his cave or lair but it is mainly the females who care for the eggs and young (Ref. 12251).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Produces up to 500 eggs.

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Kullander, Sven O. | Colaboradores

Kullander, S.O., 2003. Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Acuario: Comercial
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