Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor  (Schöller, 1903)

Egyptian mouth-brooder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Pseudocrenilabrus: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, crenulatus = cut + Latin, labrum = lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.8 - 7.2; dH range: 10 - 14; non-migratory.   Tropical; 20°C - 24°C (Ref. 13371); 33°N - 5°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Caudal fin rounded.

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Africa: Nile River system, Lake Albert, Semliki River, Lakes Victoria and Kyoga, Malawa and Aswa Rivers, Lake George, Lake Nabugabo, swampy lakes Kachira, Kijanebalola and Nakavali which lie between Lakes Edward and Victora; and rivers and lakes of Uganda including the Albert Lake drainage. Absent from Lake Turkana. Previously, two subspecies were recognized: Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae and Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits streams and ponds (Ref. 4967). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects (Ref. 7020), algae, vegetable fragments and small fish (Ref. 28714).

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Skelton, P.H., 1991. Pseudocrenilabrus. p. 394-398. 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. 5682)

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 = 0.6250   [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):  3.0   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
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.