Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlinae
Etymology: Mazarunia: Taken from river Mazaruni; local habitat of this fish (Ref. 45335); mazarunii: Named after the river Mazaruni, where the type series was collected. More on author: Kullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - 7.2; dH range: ? - 8. Tropical; 20°C - 30°C (Ref. 13614)
South America: Essequibo River drainage, in the upper Mazaruni River near Kamarang, Guyana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26742)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Distinguished from all other cichlids by its color pattern and its short, low vertical fins. Presence of a series of 8 dark vertical markings, the anteriormost through the eye, the fourth from anteriormost bearing a large midlateral blotch; the fins are immaculate (Ref. 26742).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Both parents tend the clutch. Larvae are often deposited in little holes in the roots.
Kullander, S.O., 1990. Mazarunia mazarunii (Teleostei: Cichlidae), a new genus and species from Guyana, South America. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 1(1):3-14. (Ref. 26742)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00342 - 0.03207), b=3.06 (2.81 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .