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); elobatus: Combination of the prefix e, meaning without, and lobatus, meaning lobed, referring to the short lappets of the dorsal fin (Ref. 97361).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Africa: Ntem River and Sanaga River in Cameroon (Ref. 97361).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97361)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 15 - 17;
soft rays: 7 - 8. Diagnosis: Parananochromis elobatus is distinguished from all congeners except P. brevirostris and P. ornatus by the presence of 3 tubular infraorbital bones vs. 4, and from all congeners except P. brevirostris by absence of scales on chest and a weakly developed pharyngeal pad vs. well developed (Ref. 97361). It is distinguished from P. brevirostris in lacking elongated fin lappets in the dorsal fin vs. presence of elongated fin lappets, and in having golden dots on scales of mid-lateral scale row and row immediately below vs. in 2-3 ventralmost lateral scale rows (Ref. 97361).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lamboj, A., 2014. Two new species of Parananochromis from Cameroon, Central Africa (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 25(1):49-57. (Ref. 97361)
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), 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) .