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Limbochromis robertsi  (Thys van den Audenaerde & Loiselle, 1971)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Limbochromis: Greek, limbos = sensual + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - ? ; dH range: 5 - ?.   Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060); 8°N - 5°N

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Africa: Endemic to the upper tributaries of the Pra basin in Ghana (Ref. 53405).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5657)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. Diagnosis: body depth 34.5-35.2% of standard length; interorbital space 24.4-27.8% of head length; 15 or 16 dorsal-fin spines; 23 lateral-line scales (Ref. 53405).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Only found in small, shallow and well-shaded forested creeks with flowing waters; diet consists primarily of detritus and algae, and to a lesser degree shrimp eggs; pair-bonding cave spawner; facultative, larvophilic mouthbrooder (Ref. 52307). Maximum TL was recorded at 10.0 cm (Ref. 5657).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Daget, J., 1991. Limbochromis. p. 242. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5657)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00700 - 0.03275), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.