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Trematocara zebra  De Vos, Nshombo & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1996

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Trematocara: Greek, trematos = hole + Greek, kara = head, face (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range 10 - 60 m (Ref. 27631).   Tropical

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Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, known from the rocky coast in the northwestern part of the lake; resticted and local distribution (Ref. 27631).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27631)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 28 - 29

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the sublittoral and benthic zone of rocky shores; caught between 10 and 60 m deep; remnants of shrimps found in stomach; indications of movements from deep to shallow water during the night to feed or avoid predation (Ref. 27631).

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De Vos, L., M. Nshombo and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 1996. Trematocara zebra (Perciformes; Cichlidae), nouvelle espèce du nord-ouest du lac Tanganyika (Zaïre). Belg. J. Zool. 126(1):3-20. (Ref. 27631)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.