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Sicydium altum  Meek, 1907

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Sicydium: Greek, sika, sikya = cucumber ; diminutive (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Meek.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   High altitude; 20°C - 31°C (Ref. 36880), preferred ?

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Central America: Atlantic drainage of Costa Rica. Probably occurring in neighboring countries.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36880)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Remarks: caudal fin rounded.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found stuck to rocks or hiding between stones in creeks and rivers. Usually in rapids and riffles of high current velocity, up to an elevation of 1, 180 m. Ingests mud, diatoms and filamentous algae scraped from the substratum. Gravid females at 7 cm SL have been observed.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bussing, W.A., 1998. Peces de las aguas continentales de Costa Rica [Freshwater fishes of Costa Rica]. 2nd Ed. San José Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica. 468 p. (Ref. 36880)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .