Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Copadichromis: Greek, kopas, -ados = carved + Chromis, see.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?; 9°S - 12°S
Africa: Endemic to the north end of Lake Malawi.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 10.6  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4979)
Demersal, sand-dwelling species (Ref. 54524).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Annual breeding season is brief. Females brood young or show development of the buccal brood pouch.
Snoeks, J. and M. Hanssens, 2003. Partner 3: Africa Museum (MRAC.LI). p. 71-82. In K. Irvine (ed.) The trophic ecology of the demersal fish community of Lake Malawi/Niassa, Central Africa. INCO-DC Final Report covering period from 1st March 1998 to 28th February 2002. 159 p. (Ref. 54524)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00693 - 0.03157), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.78; tm=3).
Prior r = 0.51, 2 SD range = 0.22 - 1.18, log(r) = -0.67, SD log(r) = 0.42, Based on: 1 K, 1 tgen, 1 Fec records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .