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Gobiocichla ethelwynnae  Roberts, 1982

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Gobiocichla: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, kichle = wrasse (Ref. 45335);  ethelwynnae: Named in honor of Ethelwynn Trewavas (Ref. 53766).   More on author: Roberts.

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 8.2 - ?.   Tropical; 28°C - ? (Ref. 52307); 7°N - 5°N

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Africa: upper Cross River, Cameroon (Ref. 53405, 81260).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81260)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 18 - 19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11; Vertebrae: 34 - 36. Diagnosis: more elongated, more slender and somewhat more depressed than Gobiocichla wonderi (Ref. 52307), with a shallower caudal peduncle and smaller eyes (Ref. 53766). Scales reduced; dorsal fin never with "tilapiine" spot (Ref. 7378, 31256, 53766, 53784). Upper jaw relatively non-protrusible; groove between upper jaw and snout greatly reduced, insignificant or absent near snout-tip; mouth slightly narrower and more subterminal; snout tip visible from below; body horizontally oval in cross-section; 18-19 dorsal fin spines and 11-12 soft rays; 3 anal fin spines and 10-11 branched rays (Ref. 53766).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rheophilic, found near river banks, primarly in small caves and cracks in stones, in flowing water with high turbulence and water speed (Ref. 52307). Found only in rocky habitats with little or no sand or gravel (Ref. 53766). Presumably feeds upon plants and other organisms which grow attached to the rocky substrate (Ref. 53766). Forages on algae using specialised, abrupt movements of the head (Ref. 52307). Probably a cave-spawner that practices pair-bonding, albeit weakly (Ref. 52307).

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

Teugels, G.G., 1991. Gobiocichla. p. 96. 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. 5639)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [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):  2.0   ±0.00 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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.