Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlinae
Etymology: Crenicichla: Latin, crenulatus = cut, clipped + Greek, kichle = wrasse (Ref. 45335); tingui: The specific name is a Tupi word used in southern Brazil to designate an origin or inhabitant of the State of Paraná..
More on authors: Kullander & Lucena.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57632)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 21 - 22;
soft rays: 8 - 10. A member of the Crenicichla lacustris group distinguished from all other coastal south-eastern Brazilian species in color pattern. Lateral band continuous from orbit to caudal fin base; suborbital stripe short and narrow, occasionally restricted to a small spot at orbital margin; spots absent from side of head. The band and spotting about equally expressed although as in other species of the Crenicichla lacustris group, body and fin spots fewer and slightly lighter in females than in males of corresponding size. Differs from all members of the Crenicichla lacustris group, except Crenicichla iguassuensis, by absence of narrow vertical stripes; and distinguished from Crenicichla iguassuensis by lateral band continuous and by suborbital stripe short and narrow (Ref. 57632).
Feeds on fish (Ref. 57632).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O. and C.A.S. Lucena, 2006. A review of the species of Crenicichla (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Atlantic coastal rivers of southeastern Brazil from Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul States, with descriptions of three new species. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 4(2):127-146. (Ref. 57632)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00354 - 0.01865), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100).