Teleostei (teleosts) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlinae
Etymology: Nannacara: Latin, nannus = small + Greek, kara = face (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 4.0 - 6.0; dH range: ? - 10; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 40602), usually 0 - 2 m (Ref. 40602). Tropical; 23°C - 30°C (Ref. 40602)
South America: Approuague River basin, French Guiana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377); 5.0 cm TL (female)
Occurs in swamps and stagnant waters of forest creeks where it finds shelter in very shallow zones along the banks with little sunlight. Females are almost two times smaller than males (Ref. 35237).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The up to 100 eggs are deposited at the ceiling of a small caves or in the open; only the female guards the eggs and young (Ref. 40602).
Kullander, S.O., 2003. Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36377)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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