Classificação / Names
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Actinopterygii (peixes com raios nas barbatanas)
(Perch-likes) > Percidae
(Perches) > Etheostomatinae
Etymology: Etheostoma: Greek, etheo = to strain + Greek, stoma = mouth; Rafinesque said "various mouths", but Jordan and Evermann suggest the name might have been intended as "Heterostoma (Ref. 45335); microperca: From the words micro, meaning small, and perca, perch (Ref. 10294). More on authors: Jordan & Gilbert.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; Água doce bentopelágico; pH range: 7.0 - 7.8; dH range: ? - 15. Temperate; 10°C - 22°C (Ref. 12468); 47°N - 34°N
North America: Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins from eastern Ontario in Canada and from Minnesota south to southern Ohio, central Indiana and central Illinois in the USA; Ozarks-Ouachita drainages of southern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, northwestern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma in the USA.
Tamanho / Peso / Idade
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm TL macho/indeterminado; (Ref. 5723); common length : 3.1 cm TL macho/indeterminado; (Ref. 12193); Idade máx. registada: 2 anos (Ref. 12193)
Occur in quiet, vegetated lakes, headwaters, creeks and small rivers (Ref. 5723); also found in streams and springs to ponds (Ref. 10294). Usually found over mud and sand (Ref. 5723, 10294). Adults feed on midge larvae, isopods, and microcrustaceans, particularly copepods (Ref. 10294). Eggs are found attached to the substrate unguarded (Ref. 7043).
Eggs are found attached to the substrate unguarded (Ref. 7043). From Ref. 7043, 'a ripe female is courted by males and when ready to spawn positions herself on vegetation, often vertically. A male mounts the female and clasps her back with his enlarged pelvic fins. The two fish vibrate and one to three eggs are deposited on living or dead vegetation.The pair moves to another spot and more eggs are laid.'
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)
Categoria na Lista Vermelha da IUCN (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00204 - 0.01288), b=3.14 (2.92 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Nível Trófico (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resiliência (Ref. 69278
): Elevada, tempo mínimo de duplicação da população menor que 15 meses (tm=1; tmax=2; Fec=31-240).
Vulnerabilidade (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .