Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Parananochromis: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, nannus = small + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); axelrodi: Named for Herbert Axelrod in recognition of his generous support of ichthyological research and exploration (Ref. 50579).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: known only from the Ivindo River system in the regions of Makokou and Belinga, central Gabon (Ref. 50579, 81260).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50579)
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 25. Diagnosis: lachrymal plus four tubular infraorbitals; slight gap between third and fourth tubular infraorbital; snout acutely pointed; soft dorsal and anal fins, and caudal fin maculae often present but not usually forming distinct vertical bands on caudal fin; body depth 35.4-42.1% SL; caudal peduncle length 57.7-86.5% of width; anterior pelvic rays of mature females not black-tipped (Ref. 81260).
Collected in small forest creeks and streams (Ref. 50579). Pair-bonding (Ref. 52307), monogamous, biparental, substrate spawner displaying some degree of sexual dichromatism (Ref. 81260). Cave spawner (Ref. 52307).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lamboj, A. and M.L.J. Stiassny, 2003. Three new Parananochromis species (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Gabon and Cameroon, Central Africa. Zootaxa 209:1-19. (Ref. 50579)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00703 - 0.03260), 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .