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Astatoreochromis alluaudi Pellegrin, 1904

Alluaud's haplo
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes (Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Astatoreochromis: Greek, astato = unstable + Greek, rheos = stream + Greek, chromis = a marine fish without identification, dealing with perch; cited by Plinius (Ref. 45335);  alluaudi: Named after Charles A. Alluaud, who collected the type specimens (Ref. 126033).
More on author: Pellegrin.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 8.5; dH range: 15 - ?; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 126033). Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059); 2°N - 4°S

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Africa: lakes Edward, George, Kyoga, Victoria, Nakavali and Kachira, and the rivers and streams associated with these lakes, including the Semliki (Ref. 5602, 126033, 126038). It has been introduced into many areas of East Africa for biological mollusc control and now has a widespread distribution within the Victoria basin in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, including the upper Akagera basin in the Bugesera Depression in Burundi and Rwanda (Ref. 126033). Also introduced in Benue River basin in northern Cameroon (Ref. 126033). However, there are no reports that its introduction in Congo Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Central Africa and Zambia has succeeded (Ref. 126033).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-9; Anal spines: 4-7; Anal soft rays: 6 - 9. Diagnosis: Astatoreochromis alluaudi can be distinguished from A. straeleni by the possession of 4-7 anal spines vs. 3-4, and 17-19 dorsal spines, rarely 16 or 20, vs. 16-18, exceptionally 19 (Ref. 126033).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Astatoreochromis alluaudi is not confined to a particular type of substrate and is ubiquitous in all areas where the water is less than 20 m deep; it also occurs in papyrus swamps (Ref. 5602, 126033). It feeds mainly on molluscs (Ref. 126033), but it might be an omnivorous species that switches to the most abundant food source in its environment (Ref. 6770, 126033). Used for snail control (Ref.4967).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

This species is a mouth-brooder (Ref. 126033). Though its breeding period is not well documented, the species may reproduce at the end of the short rain season from November to December (Ref. 126033).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

van Oijen, M.J.P. and J. Snoeks, 1991. Astatoreochromis. p. 9-10. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Checklist of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 31 March 2010

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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AFORO (otoliths) | Alien/Invasive Species database | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: genus, species | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | Public aquariums | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Tree of Life | Wikipedia: Go, Search | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00684 - 0.03200), b=2.98 (2.80 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1; multiple spawning per year).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100).