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Haplochromis cyaneus  Seehausen, Bouton & Zwennes, 1998

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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: Haplochromis: Greek, Haploos = single + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).

Issue
Name is a junior primary homonym of Haplochromis cyaneus Trewavas, 1935. According to Article 23.9.5 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature a replacement name is not needed (MRAC pers. comm.). This species is uncertain in Haplochromis in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: eastern Lake Victoria, Tanzania (Ref. 27668).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27668)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10; Vertebrae: 30 - 32

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Restricted to rocky substrates; lives and feeds exclusively on the surface of rocky substrates, usually exposed to wave action; never observed or collected in crevices, and rarely in sheltered embayment; feeds predominantly on Chironomid larvae that live among algal filaments on the surface of rocks; polygynous female mouth brooder with maternal parental care (Ref. 27668).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

A polygynous female mouth brooder with maternal parental care. In the aquarium, females incubate eggs and larvae for about 15 days before they first release them and guards the fry for another 15 days.

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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):  2.6   ±0.26 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 (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.