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Astatotilapia bloyeti  (Sauvage, 1883)

Bloyet's haplo
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Astatotilapia: Greek, astato = unstable + Bechuana, African native thiape = fish (Ref. 45335).

Issue
This species is placed in the genus Haplochromis Hilgendorf, 1888 in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Mar. 2012: Ref. 89686). We keep the lacustrine and riverine "Haplochromine" species in the genus Haplochromis only for the Lake Victoria catchment following Van Oijen et al. (1996: Ref. 12750), until a new complete taxonomic revision is published.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059); 17°N - 12°S

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Africa: restricted to the coastal river systems of Tanzania; although this species is also reported from other localities in Kenya, Uganda, the upper Niger River, Lake Chad and probably also the Nile River, these populations are considered as not conspecific (Ref. 13338). IUCN listed Haplochromis aff. bloyeti as data deficient (DD).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers, streams and freshwater lakes (Ref. 4967).

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Mouthbrooding by females.

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van Oijen, M.J.P., J. Snoeks, P.H. Skelton, C. Maréchal and G.G. Teugels, 1991. Haplochromis. p. 100-184. 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. 4983)

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 = 0.5039   [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):  3.1   ±0.3 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 (21 of 100) .