Bujurquina syspilus (Cope, 1872)
photo by DATZ

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  10.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7; dH range: 15
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, from the Pacaya River basin (Ucayali River drainage) to the lower Yavarí River.
Biology:  Inhabit forest clear-water streams running down slopes, with much reduced flow, and abundant forest litter (Ref. 9088). Eggs are deposited on leaves and guarded by both parents; larvae are taken into the mouth (Ref. 40602).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 April 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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