Thoracochromis wingatii (Boulenger, 1902)
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  5.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: Nile and (possibly) Lake Albert (Ref. 4983, 52307).
Diagnosis:  Description: moderately deep-bodied to deep-bodied; head relatively large with a large mouth; frontal profile straight to slightly concave; caudal fin rounded to subtruncate; sexual dimorphism well-developed (somewhat more so than in most congeners)(Ref. 52307). Coloration: Males: body grayish-blue to grayish-brown, with 2 dark bars between upper lips and eyes and a dark bar running from neck through eye to throat; additionally, a dark horizontal band runs from posterior edge of eye to caudal peduncle, this band sometimes broken and forming dark dots or shod stripes; short black bars may also be visible on opercle; rows of dark maculae in unpaired fins; anal fin with several large yellow egg spots (Ref. 52307). Females: body grayish-brown with black bars and stripes; no additional coloration present; depending on behavioral situation, both sexes may have 8-9 vertical bars on body (Ref. 52307).
Biology:  Found in both still and flowing waters (Ref. 52307).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Teugels, Guy - 16.12.92
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 26.02.18
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.03.94

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