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Bujurquina syspilus  (Cope, 1872)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Bujurquina: A name created by Kullander, taken from a native Peruvian word for these cichlids, "bujurqui" or "bufurque"; 1983-1986.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: ? - 7.0; dH range: ? - 15.   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?

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South America: Amazon River basin, from the Pacaya River basin (Ucayali River drainage) to the lower Yavarí River.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit forest clear-water streams running down slopes, with much reduced flow, and abundant forest litter (Ref. 9088). Eggs are deposited on leaves and guarded by both parents; larvae are taken into the mouth (Ref. 40602).

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Eggs are deposited on leaves and guarded by both parents; larvae are taken into the mouth (Ref. 40602).

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

Kullander, S.O., 1986. Cichlid fishes of the Amazon River drainage of Peru. Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Research Division, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden, 394 p. (Ref. 9088)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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