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Grammatotria lemairii  Boulenger, 1899

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Grammatotria: Greek, gramma, -atos = mark, signal + Greek, tres, tria = three.   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.4 - 8.4; dH range: 7 - 30.   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 13614); 3°S - 9°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5640)

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Africa: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika; widespread.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults in aggregation roam over sandy bottoms. Probably carnivorous, feed on mollusks and diatoms (Ref. 6770). Females brood their young in the mouth (Ref. 86760).

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Maréchal, C. and M. Poll, 1991. Grammatotria. p. 97-98. 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. 5640)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00863 - 0.03498), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.