Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Chetia: Moçambique local name. More on author: Trewavas.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?; 19°S - 25°S
Africa: Limpopo River system, Transvaal and Zimbabwe.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5613); max. published weight: 815.00 g (Ref. 7248)
Occurs in larger intermittent tributaries. Prefers standing or slow-flowing pools and thrives in impounded waters. Feeds on invertebrates and small fish. Breeds in summer, the female mouth brooding the eggs and larvae (Ref. 7248).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The female mouth broods the eggs and larvae (Ref. 7248).
Skelton, P.H., 1991. Chetia. p. 43-44. 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. 5613)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .