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Apistogramma baenschi  Römer, Hahn, Römer, Soares & Wöhler, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Apistogramma: Greek, apisto = uncertain + Greek, gramma = graphic signal (Ref. 45335);  baenschi: Named after Hans A. Baensch, a famous German publisher.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Peru.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55840)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from all other species of Apistogramma by the combination of the following characters: 5 complete, intense vertical bars; a narrow lateral band; distinct spots on the back; small and mostly round caudal peduncle; a round, in males red marginated, caudal fin; extremely prolonged lappets of, especially, the prior part of the dorsal fin of males; distinct anal spot and only during breeding care, broadened distal part of the suborbital stripe of females (Ref. 55328).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Römer, U., I. Hahn, E. Römer, D.P. Soares and M. Wöhler, 2004. Apistogramma baenschi sp. n. Beschreibung eines weiteren geophaginen Zwergcichliden (Teleostei: Perciformes) aus Peru. Das Aquarium (422):15-30. (Ref. 55840)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00753 - 0.03656), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .