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Xenotilapia papilio  Büscher, 1990

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Xenotilapia: Greek, xenos = strange + Bechuana, African native thiape = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.5 - 9.0; dH range: 10 - 25; depth range 3 - 40 m (Ref. 93988).   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468); 6°S - 8°S

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93987)

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Africa: known from the southwestern part of Lake Tanganyika, between Tembwe (Deux) and Kanoni, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 46829, 52921).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in deeper rocky habitat, in particular where rocks are covered with sand (Ref. 46829). Occurs at depths from 3 to 40 metres (Ref. 93988). Food consists of invertebrates which are extracted by filtering sediment through the gills (Ref. 46829), copepods, ostracods, insect larvae, filamentous algae and sand found in stomach (Ref. 93987, 93988). Territorial; biparental mouthbrooder; subadults live in small groups, larger individuals form pairs (Ref. 46829, 93988).

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Büscher, H.H., 1990. Xenotilapia papilio n. sp., ein neuer Cichlide aus dem Tanganjikasee (Cichlidae, Ectodini). D.A.T.Z. 43(5):289-293.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.99000 (nan - nan), b=2.99 (2.75 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
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.