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Benthochromis horii  Takahashi, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Benthochromis: Greek, benthos = depth of the sea + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  horii: Named for M. Hori of Kyoto University, Japan, the first to identify this fish as an undescribed species (Ref. 74417).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic, usually 60 - 126 m (Ref. 74417).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, only known from the type locality (Ref. 74417).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74417)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 17 - 19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11; Vertebrae: 36 - 38. This species is distinguished by the following: eyes relatively small and snout relatively long (eye length usually shorter than snout length, 86.7-105% of snout length), number of dorsal fin rays relatively high (total number of spines and soft rays in dorsal fin usually 30 or 31). Large males (>117.2 mm LS) with long pelvic fin (>30% of standard length LS), a distinct pearl-grey longitudinal line through the upper end of the pectoral fin base, and without a black large blotch on nape (Ref. 74417).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs at depths from 60 to 126 m (Ref. 74417).

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Takahashi, T., 2008. Description of a new cichlid fish species of the genus Benthochromis (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika. J. Fish Biol. 72:603-613. (Ref. 74417)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00693 - 0.03157), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), 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):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .