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Alcolapia ndalalani  (Seegers & Tichy, 1999)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Alcolapia: From Albert Alcock, 1891, edited the research campaigne carried out by the ship Investigator in Bengal and Calcute + Bechauana, Tihape = fish.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Known only from the southern lagoon of Lake Natron, Tanzania.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 32272)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit springs and creeks near the southern and south-eastern shores of Lake Natron. It co-occurs with O. alcalicus and O. latilabris. Observed to nibble at stones and gravel, probably taking mainly algae for food. Omnivorous, taking insects from the water surface as well (Ref. 32272). Females are mouthbrooders (Ref. 32272).

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Females carry eggs and larvae in their mouths (Ref. 32272).

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Seegers, L. and H. Tichy, 1999. The Oreochromis alcalicus flock (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from lakes Natron and Magadi, Tanzania and Kenya, with descriptions of two new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 10(2):97-146. (Ref. 32272)

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 = 0.5625   [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):  3.2   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .