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Alcolapia latilabris (Seegers & Tichy, 1999)

Wide-lipped Natron tilapia
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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: Alcolapia: From Albert Alcock, 1891, edited the research campaigne carried out by the ship Investigator in Bengal and Calcute + Bechauana, Tihape = fish.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Africa: known only from the catchment of Lake Natron in Tanzania (Ref. 32272, 118638).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 32272)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 12. Diagnosis: A very small slender species with a wide mouth with broad lips bearing numerous teeth (Ref. 118638). Mature males have dark-edged dorsal and anal fins, iridescent blue-white spots on flanks, white lips, and a spotted caudal fin edged in pink; male breeding dress shows geographic variation, with some populations having yellow bellies and throats, while others are white (Ref. 118638). Females and non-territorial males are sandy-coloured, paler ventrally, sometimes with numerous vertical bars (Ref. 118638).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A maternal mouthbrooder: males defend spawning territories among rocks in shallow water (Ref. 118638). Potential as an aquarium fish (Ref. 118638).

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A maternal mouthbrooder: males defend spawning territories among rocks in shallow water (Ref. 118638).

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

Genner, M.J., G.F. Turner and B.P. Ngatunga, 2018. A guide to the tilapia fishes of Tanzania. Martin J. Genner, George F. Turner and Benjamin P. Ngatunga, August 2018. 29 p. (Ref. 118638)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Vulnerable (VU) (D2); Date assessed: 31 January 2006

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries:
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Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.