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Astatotilapia tchadensis  Trape, 2016

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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: Astatotilapia: Greek, astato = unstable + Bechuana, African native thiape = fish (Ref. 45335).

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

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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

Africa: Lake Boukou, Ounianga Serir, in Chad (Ref. 112399). Also Lake Chad and its basin in Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger and Central African Republic (Ref. 112399).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 112399)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: A large haplochromine cichlid fish characterized by the following combination of characters: a black bar between the eye and the corner of mouth, rounded orange spots on the anal fin in adult males, scales ctenoid, outer jaw teeth bicuspid, inner teeth tricuspid, 16 scales around the peduncle, no papillose swelling on either side of pharynx, lower limb of first gill arch with 7-8 gill rakers, dorsal fin with 13-14 spines and 9-11 soft rays, anal fin with 3 spines and 8-9 soft rays, 29 or 30 lateral line scales, lower pharyngeal dentition with enlarged molariform teeth in the central rows (Ref. 112399).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in Lake Boukou with emergent aquatic vegetation, mainly Cyperus laevigatus, Typha australis and Phragmites australis, covering approximately the two-thirds of the lake's surface; submerged macrophyte beds include Potamogeton (Ref. 112399).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

Trape, S., 2016. A new cichlid fish in the Sahara: the Ounianga Serir lakes (Chad), a biodiversity hotspot in the desert. C. R. Biol. 339:529-536. (Ref. 112399)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries:
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±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) .