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Haplochromis ushindi  Van Oijen, 2004

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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);  ushindi: Swahili "ushindi" = victory, referring to the fact that it is the largest species amongst the haplochromine cichlids from the Mwanza area known up to know (Ref. 55928).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Southern part of Lake Victoria.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10. Diagnosis: body large, relatively slender and laterally compressed; macrognathic species; large head, long acute snout, acute lower jaw and prominent acute angular area; sides of lower jaw relatively flat; dorsal head profile slightly concave to almost straight; body without bars or stripes; live colors dark (yellowish) grey dorsally, silvery white with a yellow flush laterally, and white ventrally (Ref. 55928).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on fishes (Ref. 55928).

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

van Oijen, M.J.P., 2004. Haplochromis ushindi spec. nov., the largest piscivorous cichlid in the Mwanza Gulf area of Lake Victoria (East Africa) before the Nile perch upsurge. Zool. Med. Leiden 78(13):249-255. (Ref. 55928)

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):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .