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Chromidotilapia kingsleyae  Boulenger, 1898

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Chromidotilapia: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch + Bechuana, African native thiape = fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 23°C - 26°C (Ref. 13614); 1°N - 3°S

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Africa: Ogooue system, Gabon; specimens identified as C. kingsleyae from localities outside the Ogooue basin are presumed to be misidentifications, most often of C. mamonekenei and C. melaniae (Ref. 81260).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5616)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6 - 8. Diagnosis: 15-19 gill rakers on first gill arch; no large spots on flanks; 4-6 bands or 2 rows of dark blotches and short horizontal lines usually visible when stressed; body depth 25.9-39.6%, mean 35.1% standard length; lachrymal depth 24.6-26.8% head length, mean 25.6% HL); base body coloration light brown to ochre; caudal fin rounded to slightly truncate in females, truncate or with some elongate rays in upper lobe (occasionally also in lower lobe) in males; males one third larger than females (Ref. 81260).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Polygamous, ovophilic, female mouthbrooding species (Ref. 81260). Maximum TL was recorded at 16.5 cm (Ref. 5616).

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Female mouthbrooders.

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

Daget, J., 1991. Chromidotilapia. p. 47-50. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5616)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [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):  3.4   ±0.4 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 vulnerability (18 of 100) .