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: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - ? ; dH range: ? - 10. Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468); 13°S - 26°S
Africa: endemic to Madagascar.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 10.0, range 8 - 12 cm
Max length : 28.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5674)
Recorded as having been or being farmed in rice fields (Ref. 119549).
Maréchal, C. and M. Poll, 1991. Paratilapia. p. 358. 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. 5674)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 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 body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=800).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100).