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Sciaenochromis fryeri  Konings, 1993

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Sciaenochromis: Greek, skiaina, skion = a fish, red mullet + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  fryeri: Named after Dr. Geoffrey Fryer, former Fisheries Research Officer of the Joint Fisheries Research Organization in Nkhata Bay, who systematically observed the fishes of Lake Malawi in their natural habitat (Ref. 40899).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range 10 - 40 m (Ref. 40899).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40899)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10.

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Africa: throughout Lake Malawi, including Taiwan Reef, Chinyankwazi and Chinyamwezi Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky coasts of Lake Malawi (Ref. 40899). Feeds on fishes (Ref. 40899).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Konings, A., 1993. Malawian cichlids: a revision of the genus Sciaenochromis Eccles & Trewavas, 1989 (Pisces, Cichlidae). The Cichlids Yearbook 3:28-36. (Ref. 40899)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00709 - 0.03231), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.73 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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.