Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Julidochromis: Taken from marine wrasse "julidini"; also from Greek, ioulis = a fish dealing with genera Coris or Thalassoma (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 8.5 - 9.2; dH range: 8 - 14; depth range ? - 35 m. Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672); 6°S - 10°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5651)
Africa: Endemic to the south western part of Lake Tanganyika, north of Sumbu national park in Zambia.
Usually found on rocks and rubble; very stationary and territorial. The center of the territory is a crack or fissure in the rock. Feeds mainly on crustaceans which are picked from rocks and very occasionally from drifting matter (Ref. 6770). Aquarium keeping: in pairs; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
Maréchal, C. and M. Poll, 1991. Julidochromis. p. 202-205. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01860 (0.00883 - 0.03917), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 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 (13 of 100) .