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: Haplochromis: Greek, Haploos = single + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); vonlinnei: Named for Carl von Linné, the contriver of modern biological nomenclature.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal, usually 6 - 18 m (Ref. 74923). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74923)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: moderately large sized and moderately slender, macrognathic species; dorsal head profile smoothly curved; snout rather acute; teeth strongly curved; distinct mid-lateral band, broader in males than in females, and thinner and interrupted dorsal lateral band present; ripening male with snout and cheek brownish grey, gill cover and the rostral part of flank golden brown, and ventral side, belly, caudo-ventral part of flank and caudal peduncle blackish (Ref. 74923).
Africa: known only from Lake Victoria.
Piscivore, feeding on small haplochromine cichlids (Ref. 74923).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
van Oijen, M.J.P. and M.P. de Zeeuw, 2008. Haplochromis vonlinnei spec. nov., a piscivorous haplochromine cichlid (Teleostei, Persiformes) from the Mwanza Gulf area of Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Zool. Med. Leiden 82 (17)1:167-175. (Ref. 74923)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00703 - 0.03260), b=2.97 (2.79 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 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 (23 of 100) .