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Haplochromis pyrrhopteryx  van Oijen, 1991

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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);  pyrrhopteryx: The specific name refers to the bright, orange-red coloration of the median fins which is present in live specimens of both sexes, juveniles as well as adults (Ref. 42172).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 2 - 20 m (Ref. 42172), usually 10 - 16 m (Ref. 42172).   Tropical

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Africa: Lake Victoria.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 13.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42172); 19.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10; Vertebrae: 29 - 30. Diangosis: body moderately elongate, the head having a rather 'heavy' appearance (Ref. 42172). Snout somewhat blunt; mouth moderately oblique (Ref. 42172). Tip of the lower jaw always slightly protruding, rostral outline of lower jaw slightly convex (Ref. 42172). Strongly recurved unicuspid teeth in the oral jaws (Ref. 42172): 52-64 teeth in outer row of the premaxilla, 36-56 teeth in outer row of the lower jaw (Ref. 42172). Pectoral and pelvic fins not quite reaching the anal fin; anal and dorsal fin not reaching base of caudal fin (Ref. 42172). Cheek and nuchal area with cycloid scales only, gill cover with more cycloid scales than weakly ctenoid scales; scales on nape and body ctenoid (Ref. 42172). Live colors for males and females are black on ventral parts of head and body (Ref. 42172, 74923) and orange dorsally (Ref. 42172). All median fins orange; males and females have black pelvic fins (Ref. 42172). No midlateral band (Ref. 74923).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

van Oijen, M.J.P., 1991. A systematic revision of the piscivorous haplochromine Cichlidae (Pisces: Teleostei) of Lake Victoria (East Africa). Part I. Zool. Verh. Leiden 272:95 p. (Ref. 42172)

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):  4.1   ±0.69 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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .