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Guianacara owroewefi  Kullander & Nijssen, 1989

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Guianacara: Composed from Guyana + Tupí, guaraní, acará = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Kullander, Nijssen.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Marowijne, Suriname, Saramacca, and Coppename River basins in Suriname and the Marowijne River basin in French Guiana.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26372)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers (Ref. 12251). Abundant, occurs in the zones of cascades along with Krobia itanyi, Corydoras guianensis, Characidium fasciadorsale and Cyphocharax spilurus, in quiet, shallow and sunny waters. Sympatric with G. oelemariensis in the Oelemari River, Suriname (Ref. 26372). Feeds on small invertebrates. Breeding may occur 3 to 4 times per year. Spawning takes place in anfractuosities of rocks so that guarding is easier for females which are generally smaller than males. Males defend the nest. Parental care in terms of food supply and protection lasts for 1 to 3 months (Ref. 35237).

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

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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Aquarium: commercial
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