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Aulonocara brevinidus  Konings, 1995

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Aulonocara: Greek, aulos = flute + Greek, kara = face, head (Ref. 45335);  brevinidus: From the Latin brevis meaning short or shallow and nidus meaning nest - in reference to the shallow spawning pit built by the male (Ref. 40898).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 40898).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: Lake Malawi.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40898)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in sandy areas (Ref. 40898). Males territorial and defend a very shallow spawning pit (Ref. 40898).

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

Konings, A., 1995. Lake Malawi cichlids. The Cichlids Yearbook 5:26-36. (Ref. 40898)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00709 - 0.03231), 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):  3.5   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .