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Pharyngochromis darlingi (Boulenger, 1911)

Zambezi happy
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Pharyngochromis: Greek, pharyngx = pharynx + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Boulenger.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Okavango and the upper Save-Runde Rivers, Zambezi River system in Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Ref. 5596). Also reported from the Kunene in Angola (Ref. 11970). Reported from upper tributaries of the Kasai (middle Congo River basin)(Ref. 11970) questionable and unconfirmed.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5596)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Very adaptive, found in almost every habitat type within its distributional range; feeds mainly on small fish, aquatic insects and crustaceans; females only spawn once a year, around September during the rainy season; spawns of approximately 200 eggs per female are possible; males excavate shallow craters in shallow waters for spawning (Ref. 52307).

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

Balon, E.K., 1974. Fishes of Lake Kariba, Africa. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 3126)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: minor 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=0.01380 (0.00789 - 0.02416), b=2.97 (2.82 - 3.12), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.44 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.5).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.