Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Geophaginae
Etymology: Guianacara: Composed from Guyana + Tupí, guaraní, acará = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335); stergiosi: Named for Basil Stergios..
More on authors: López-Fernández, Taphorn & BaechleKullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Subtropical
South America: Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57436)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from G. oelemariensis subgenus Oelemaria) by possessing 2 supraneural bones and a midlateral bar and a midlateral spot (vs. absence of a midlateral bar in G. oelemariensis). G. stergiosi is distinguished from all other species in the subgenus Guianacara by possessing of a round midlateral spot placed almost entirely below the upper lateral line, and representing the darkest area in the midlateral bar (the upper lateral line is in contact with the upper fifth of the round midlateral spot; midlateral bar progressively fades, and the midlateral spot becomes darker in all but small juvenile specimens) (Ref. 57436).
Inhabits moderately shallow, clear-black, acid waters with slow to moderate currents on rocky bottoms (Ref. 57436).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
López-Fernández, H., D.C. Taphorn Baechle and S. Kullander, 2006. Two new species of Guianacara from the Guiana Shield of Eastern Venezuela (Perciformes: Cichlidae). Copeia 2006(3):384-395. (Ref. 57436)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01862 (0.00845 - 0.04102), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .