Cichlasoma bimaculatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
BLACK ACARA
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Cichlasoma bimaculatum   (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Cichlasoma: Greek, kichle = wrasse + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.0; dH range: 3 - 10.   Tropical; 16°C - 24°C (Ref. 13371 ); 12°N - 1°N

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South America: Orinoco River basin, in the Caroni in River Venezuela; Guianas, from the Essequibo River to the Sinnamary River; Amazon River basin, in the upper Branco River basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377 ); 30.0 cm TL (female); common length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in canals and swamps (Ref. 7020 ). Tolerates low oxygen. Feeds on crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020 ). Males are bigger than females which become mature at 7 to 9 cm (20-25 g). Spawning occurs at the start of the rainy season. About 700 eggs are spawned on open substrate and are cared for by the parents. Max length 35 cm TL (Ref. 35237 ).

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Kullander, S.O. and H. Nijssen , 1989. The cichlids of Surinam: Teleostei, Labroidei. E.J. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands. 256 p. (Ref. 26372 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 94142 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01905 (0.00842 - 0.04313), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.6   ±0.53 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=20). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .

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