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Eretmodus marksmithi  Burgess, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Eretmodus: Greek, eretmos, -ou = with oars + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  marksmithi: The species is named marksmithi for Mark Smith, ardent cichlid fancier and breeder, photographer, and author, who was instrumental in obtaining specimens and photographs of this new species (Ref. 92306).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 92306).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs in the northern two thirds to three-fourths of the lake (Ref. 92306).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92306)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 23 - 25; Dorsal soft rays (total): 3-5; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. Diagnosis: Eretmodus marksmithi is characterized by a subterminal mouth and 7-8 light bars extending the full depth of the body from dorsal fin base to ventral side, the last crossing the caudal peduncle (Ref. 92306). A few light blue dots may be present, mainly on the head (Ref. 92306).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow (1-2 m deep), well-oxygenated, clear water of the surge zone; bottom composed of small stones varying from 10-40 cm in diameter; feeds on biocover which is scraped from rocks; small invertebrates (crustaceans, mites, insects, insect larvae) are eaten as well; biparental mouthbrooder (Ref. 92306).

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Burgess, W.E., 2012. A new species of goby cichlid of the genus Eretmodus, E. marksmithi, (Pisces: Cichlidae) from the northern part of Lake Tanganyika. Tanganika Mag. 12:23-31. (Ref. 92306)

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 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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 (10 of 100) .