Konia dikume  Trewavas, 1972

Dikume
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Konia: Greek, konia, as = ash, sand (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Trewavas.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 10°N - 2°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53940)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. Diagnosis: snout pointed; mouth at an angle of about 20-30° with the horizontal (Ref. 53940, 81260). Teeth usually only in 2 series (Ref. 53940). Lower pharyngeal bone very slender with a relatively long blade (Ref. 53940), markedly longer than wide (Ref. 81260). Lower jaw with a slight mental process; can always be recognised when freshly caught by the blood that swells the capillaries, especially at the bases of the fins, and oozes over the surface, staining its silvery color; no dark markings on body of freshly caught specimens; 2-5 dark blotches appear between upper lateral line and dorsal fin, and sometimes also a vague dark stripe at the level of the horizontal myoseptum, in preserved specimens (Ref. 53940).

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Africa: endemic to Lake Barombi-Mbo, Cameroon (Ref. 81260).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mainly feeds on mosquito larvae; possesses elevated levels of hemoglobin in its blood as an adaptation to reduced oxygen levels at great water depth (Ref. 52307).

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

Lamboj, A., 2004. The Cichlid Fishes of Western Africa. Birgit Schmettkamp Verlag, Bornheim, Germany. 255p. (Ref. 52307)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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=0.01023 (0.00397 - 0.02640), b=2.99 (2.75 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.