Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Lethrinops: Greek, lethrinia, a fish pertaining to genus Pagellus + Greek, ops = similar to.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range 30 - 140 m, usually 30 - 70 m (Ref. 55954). Tropical; 12°S - 15°S
Africa: Endemic to the southern part of Lake Malawi.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 16.6  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4985)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: pharyngeal teeth fine, some enlarged; caudal peduncle depth 12.7 (11.5-13.7)% SL; head length 37.1 (35.8-38.6)% SL (Ref. 54524, 55954).
Occurs in open sandy areas at depths and feeds on insect larvae and other soft invertebrates (Ref. 5595).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Maréchal, C., 1991. Lethrinops. p. 233-240. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 4985)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01905 (0.00853 - 0.04255), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.39 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 1.9 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.57).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .