Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Pelvicachromis: Latin, pelvica, -ae = bassin + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 12. Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672); 10°N - 0°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81260)
(total): 16 - 19;
soft rays: 6 - 8. Diagnosis: body elongate (Ref. 53405), relatively gracile, its depth 29.9-36.2% of standard length (mean 32.7% SL) (Ref. 81260). Head length 28.4-35.8% of standard length (Ref. 81260). Teeth conical, upper jaw with 2, lower jaw with 3 tooth rows; dorsal fin with 2-4 oval spots posteriorly and a series of horizontal lines anteriorly (Ref. 53405). If present mid-lateral band does not extend over caudal fin; dorsal fin without dark basal band; distance from snout to pelvic fin origin 32.5-37.5% SL (Ref. 81260).
Africa: from eastern Benin and southwestern Nigeria (Ref. 81260) including the Nigerdelta (Ref. 53405) to the Lobe system in Cameroon (Ref. 81260). Reports from Bioko unconfirmed (Ref. 81260).
Cave-spawning, substrate brooder (Ref. 81260). Aquarium keeping: in pairs; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
Daget, J., 1991. Pelvicachromis. p. 363-366. 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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.76000 (nan - nan), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .