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Tropheus polli  Axelrod, 1977

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Tropheus: Greek, tropaion = defeat, a memorial of a fighting war, trophy; because of their specialized teeth were such an obvious feeding adaptation (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 8.5 - 9.0; dH range: 10 - 12; depth range 6 - 10 m (Ref. 49179).   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672); 4°S - 8°S

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5713)

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Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs along the central east coast of the lake (Ref. 6770, 49179, 93901).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs among rocks and stones in the littoral region of Lake Tanganyika; seldom strays more than 6 or 7 metres from a given area, even when pursued; found at depths between 6 and 10 metres (Ref. 49179). Feeds by grazing on rock biocover (Ref. 6770). Aquarium keeping: many females for one male; minimum aquarium size 150 cm (Ref. 51539).

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Axelrod, G.S., 1977. A new species of Tropheus (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika. Spec. Publ. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 17:12 p. (Ref. 49179)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00508 - 0.03119), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.