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Haplochromis rubripinnis  (Seehausen, Lippitsch & Bouton, 1998)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Haplochromis: Greek, Haploos = single + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; depth range 1 - ? m (Ref. 27668).   Tropical

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Africa: endemic to the Mwanza Gulf in southern Lake Victoria, Tanzania.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27668)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10; Vertebrae: 29 - 31

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Confined to rocky substrates. Commonly found in the water column above rocky substrates. Occurs at depths between 1 (rarely) and at least 8 m. On moderately steep slopes, they usually stay several meters offshore, while they occur immediately inshore on steep slopes in the southern Mwanza Gulf, Lake Victoria. Feeds on zooplankton and insect larvae. The distribution of individuals in gill nets indicates that this species often forages in small shoals (Ref. 27668).

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A polygynous female mouth brooder with maternal parental care. At Python Islands in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, large, sexually active males are found most commonly from 3-5 m depth, suggesting that spawning takes place at those intermediate depths.

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Seehausen, O., E. Lippitsch, N. Bouton and H. Zwennes, 1998. Mbipi, the rock-dwelling cichlids of Lake Victoria: description of three new genera and fifteen new species (Teleostei). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(2):129-228. (Ref. 27668)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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):  3.3   ±0.43 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .