Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Chromidotilapia: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch + Bechuana, African native thiape = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Africa: northern part of Ogooue system and northwestern parts of Gabon (Ref. 59155).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59155)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 14 - 17;
soft rays: 6 - 8. Diagnosis: high number of branchiospines on first outer branchial arch (23-31); first dorsal fin spine length 70-80% of the length of the 5th spine (Ref. 59155, 81260). When stressed with 2 continuous dark bands on body (Ref. 81260).
Found in middle sized or large rivers; small specimens prefer shallow regions and are found as single specimens or in small groups of 2-4 individuals between sunken wood or stones near the bank, while adults swim in deeper regions in the middle of the rivers (Ref. 59155).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lamboj, A., 2002. Chromidotilapia (Teleostei: Cichlidae) in Gabon, with a redescription of Chromidotilapia regani (Pellegrin, 1906). Verh. Ges. Ichthyol. Band 3:71-85. (Ref. 59155)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00693 - 0.03157), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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 (17 of 100) .