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Cryptoheros sajica  (Bussing, 1974)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - ? ; dH range: 15 - ?.   Tropical; 23°C - 30°C (Ref. 36880)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377); 8.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 17 - 18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 6-8; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. This species has no unique autapomorphies, the third (main) lateral bar uniformly wide (its width not uniform in other species); caudal blotch usually absent; no lateral spot or medial intensification of bars on side of body; absence of ocellus on dorsal fin; without abdominal blackening in mature females; palatine arms subequal; posteriad projection on ventroposterior angle of retroarticular absent; articular with a right angle ventrally; an anteriorly directed pronounced convexity on ventral process of articular present; anal-fin spines modally 7 (Ref. 74403).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Central America: Pacific slope of Costa Rica.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers and rivulets which have moderate to strong currents but is not found in the rapids. Prefers smaller rocks and gravel. Found up to 2000 feet of elevation. Omnivorous, feeding on algal filaments, aquatic insects, seeds and bottom detritus. Spawns in caves or crevices, preferring to adhere its eggs to an oblique or vertical surface. Produces about 200 offspring which feed on the parent's dermal mucus.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

300 eggs, female tends the clutch.

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

Schmitter-Soto, J.J., 2007. A systematic revision of the genus Archocentrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae), with the description of two new genera and six new species. Zootaxa 1603:1-78. (Ref. 74403)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02455 (0.00995 - 0.06053), b=3.05 (2.84 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.3   ±0.17 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.