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Placidochromis minor Hanssens, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Placidochromis: Latin, placidus = of peaceful or tranquile appearance + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  minor: From the Latin "minor" = smaller, referring to its small size (Ref. 55898).

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 66 - 69 m (Ref. 55898).   Tropical

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Africa: endemic to Lake Malawi, only known from Msaka in Malawi (Ref. 55898).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55898)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: dorsal head profile strongly convex; head length 33.0-33.7 %SL; snout length 26.1-27.5 % head length; lower jaw length 36.9-37.0 % head length; outer oral dentition well developed bicuspid; premaxillary pedicel length 23.6-25.0 % head length; lachrymal depth 16.3-17.0 % head length; cheek depth 14.4-15.2 % head length; interorbital width 13.3-15.6 % head length; body depth 30.6-31.6 %SL (Ref. 55898).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Hanssens, M., 2004. The deep-water Placidochromis species. p. 104-197. In J. Snoeks (ed.) The cichlid diversity of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: identification, distribution and taxonomy. Cichlid Press, El Paso, USA. (Ref. 55898)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 19 June 2018

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .