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Copadichromis virginalis  (Iles, 1960)

Lake Malawi utaka
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Copadichromis: Greek, kopas, -ados = carved + Chromis, see.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?; 9°S - 12°S

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

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)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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.

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

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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00709 - 0.03231), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, 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) .