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Haplochromis katunzii  ter Huurne & Witte, 2010

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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);  katunzii: Named in honour of Mr. Egid F.B. Katunzi, the Director of the Mwanza Centre of the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) (Ref. 85523).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 2 - 15 m (Ref. 85523).   Tropical

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Africa: Lake Victoria (Ref. 85523).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85523)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 28 - 31. Haplochromis katunzii belongs to an assemblage of small sized (<9 cm SL), relatively deep-bodied micrognathic species with a moderately curved to straight dorsal head profile (Ref. 85523). It can be distinguished from Haplochromis paropius, Haplochromis cinctus and Haplochromis antleter by live colouration of sexually active males: Haplochromis katunzii is sandy-brown, and has rather distinct vertical bars (Ref. 85523). It also has a larger cheek depth (18.6-24.6% of head length) than H. antleter, as well as a more pronounced mental prominence on the lower jaw; and it has a smaller interorbital width (19.2-24.1% of head length) than H. cinctus (Ref. 85523).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in sub-littoral areas of the Mwanza Gulf, mainly over mud bottoms. Reported to feed mostly during the day. Feeds mainly on detritus, but also takes phytoplankton, insect larvae and copepods. A mouth brooder (Ref. 85523).

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Mouth brooding done by the female (Ref. 85523).

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

de Zeeuw, M.P., M. Mietes, P. Niemantsverdriet, S. ter Huurne and F. Witte, 2010. Seven new species of detritivorous and phytoplanktivorous haplochromines from Lake Victoria. Zool. Meded. Leiden 84:201-250. (Ref. 85523)

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):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .