Steatocranus tinanti (Poll, 1939)
Steatocranus tinanti
photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  6.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19,
Distribution:  Africa: Pool Malebo (=Stanley Pool) and the lower Congo River in Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 52307).
Diagnosis:  Description: most elongated species of the genus; exhibits very noticeable sexual dimorphism: head of males can be extremely massive, with a large hump and very heavy jaws; no differences in length of dorsal and anal fin rays which can be fairly elongated in both sexes; caudal peduncle and large caudal fin elongated; eyes positioned relatively high (Ref. 52307). Coloration: body gray, sometimes with brownish to reddish portions in dorsal and caudal fins; 2 longitudinal stripes which join at caudal peduncle sometimes present (Ref. 52307).
Biology:  Rheophilic; pair-bonding and cave spawning species (Ref. 52307).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 03.03.94
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 19.12.17
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 31.08.94

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