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Tropheops microstoma  (Trewavas, 1935)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060); 13°S - 15°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5684)

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Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs in Monkey Bay, Mvunguti, Domwe Island and Otter Point in Lake Malawi.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in both sediment-rich and sediment-free habitats. Prefers calm waters of sheltered bays. Feeds from the rocks and tears algae from the substrate. Invertebrates have also been recorded from the stomachs (Ref. 5595).

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

Konings, A., 2007. Malawi cichlids in their natural habitat. 4th edition. Cichlid Press, El Paso, USA. 424p.

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 empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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):  2.8   ±0.25 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 (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.