Pelvicachromis taeniatus  (Boulenger, 1901)

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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 Ecology

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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal 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).

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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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Cave-spawning, substrate brooder (Ref. 81260). Aquarium keeping: in pairs; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).

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

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. (Ref. 5677)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [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):  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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.