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Triglachromis otostigma  (Regan, 1920)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Triglachromis: Greek, trigla, es = red mullet + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 8.5 - 9.0; dH range: 10 - 15.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672); 3°S - 9°S

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5711)

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Africa: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Typical mud-dweller which inhabits shallow and deep waters of coastal areas. Feeds on diatoms and microorganisms but also omnivorous. A good community tank fish provided that its companions are of comparable size (Ref. 6770).

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Maréchal, C. and M. Poll, 1991. Triglachromis. p. 518. 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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.99000 (nan - nan), b=2.99 (2.75 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.24 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 (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.