||Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
||5.3 cm (male/unsexed)
||Africa: Mbomou/Mbomu River, tributary of the Ubangi River (middle Congo River basin), in Central African Republic (Ref. 42510, 52307). May have a wider distribution (Ref. 52307).
Description: one of the smallest species of the genus; head relatively short; frontal profile steep; rays of dorsal and anal fin less elongated that those of congeners; males only slightly larger than females, with a somewhat more massively developed head (Ref. 52307).
Coloration: body dark gray-brown; scales with light margins (Ref. 52307).
||Rheophilic; pair-bonding and cave spawning species; in contrast to congeners, it seems the male guards eggs and
wrigglers, while the female is primarily engaged in defending the territory (Ref. 52307).
|IUCN Red List Status:
Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
|Threat to humans:
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