Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Ptychochrominae
Etymology: Paratilapia: Greek, para = side, near + Bechuana, African native thiape = fish (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Boulenger.
The genus Paratilapia is endemic to Madagascar, but the correct generic placement of this species is unknown (tentatively in HaplochromisHilgendorf, 1888 in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870), that we reserv only for Lake Victoria catchment). Please send references, or more studies are needed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: only known from Lusambo (Sankuru River system, Kasai drainage, middle Congo River basin) (Ref. 46253).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46253)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Daget, J., J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 1991. Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa, CLOFFA, Volume 4. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels. 740 p. (Ref. 4947)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .