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Scientific Name Apistogramma tucurui  Staeck, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality Brook, Rio Tocantins system, at highway 150, about 10 kilometers south of Jacunda, Para, Brazil.
Pronunciation ah-PISS-toe-grah-mah
Etymology The genus name is a combination of the Greek apisto, meaning 'meaning uncertain, inconstant, unstable, faithless', and gramme, meaning 'line', in reference to the variably-developed lateral line of these species. 
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Distribution South America: Rio Tocantins basin in Brazil.
IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Feeding Apistogramma should be fed mainly on foods that reach the bottom third of the aquarium. Prepared foods include flakes and granules that sink. Live or frozen live foods such as bloodworm or brineshrimp are recommended for bringing pairs into breeding condition.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Cichliden-Lexikon Teil 3, pp 112, Figs.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 21 11:06 (species record created: 2005 Sep 17 00:00)