Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Pseudosimochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, simo = to crash th nose + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 3°S - 5°S
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, but only known from the Kigoma area in Tanzania (Ref. 6770, 46829, 49183).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49183)
Occurs in vegetated areas near the rocks and stones in the littoral region of the lake; area of collection was strewn with harbour debris, and was heavily vegetated with macrophytes and algae-covered rocks; collected at 2-6m depth (Ref. 49183). Inhabits shallow sediment-rich habitats (Ref. 46829). Feeds on algae which is picked from the rocks (Ref. 46829).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Axelrod, G.S. and J.A. Harrison, 1978. Simochromis margaretae, a new species of cichlid fish from Lake Tanganyika. Spec. Publ. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 19:16 p. (Ref. 49183)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00520 - 0.04832), b=2.99 (2.74 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .