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); cuyunii: Named for the Cuyuní River; noun in apposition..
More on authors: López-Fernández, Taphorn & BaechleKullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57436)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Guianacara cuyunii belongs to the subgenus Guianacara and it differs from G. oelemariensis (subgenus Oelemaria) by having 2 supraneurals instead of one and by possessing a uniformly dark midlateral bar, in contrast with a midlateral spot. It can be distinguished from G. stergiosi, G. geayi and G. sphenozona in having a thinner midlateral bar which is three scales at its widest point, gradually thinning to two scales below the lateral line (vs. midlateral bar four scales at its widest and is never thinned to less than three scales). Adult G. cuyunii retain the black coloration in the membranes of the anterior three dorsal spines (lost in adults of G. sphenozona and G. geayi). It is distinguished from G. owroewefi by its thinner, never faint midlateral bar. Furthermore, G. cuyunii can be distinguished from G. stergiosi, G. owroewefi, and G. sphenozona by having a pectoral fin that does not reach the base of the anal fin and a branchiostegal membrane of background body color instead of dusky (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. 82804
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02512 (0.01193 - 0.05289), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (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).