Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlinae
Etymology: Crenicichla: Latin, crenulatus = cut, clipped + Greek, kichle = wrasse (Ref. 45335). 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 : 24.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57632)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 20 - 24;
soft rays: 8 - 11. Distinguished from all other costal southeastern Brazilian species of the Crenicichla lacustris group by having a row of 5-8 dark blotches along middle of side and narrow vertical bars absent. This is most similar to Crenicichla punctata in color pattern, males always feature a pattern of irregularly distributed dark spots over the sides, but this pattern is lost in breeding females. Differs from Crenicichla punctata by the absence of minute dark spots on the head. Also distinguished from Crenicichla haroldoi, Crenicichla jaguarensis and Crenicichla jupiaensis by E1 row scale counts 60-75. Differs from Crenicichla iguassuensis by having a row of 5-8 dark blotches along side and snout pointed with lower jaw distinctly prognathous and from Crenicichla niederleinii by absence of narrow vertical bars (Ref. 57632).
Feeds on bivalves, gastropods, fish and coleopteran larvae (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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00308 - 0.01483), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .