Steatocranus ubanguiensis Roberts & Stewart, 1976
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  5.3 cm (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal,
Distribution:  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).
Diagnosis:  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).
Biology:  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:  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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