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Gobiocichla wonderi  Kanazawa, 1951

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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: Gobiocichla: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, kichle = wrasse (Ref. 45335);  wonderi: Named wonderi in honour of the collector Mr. Frank C. Wonder (Ref. 53780).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 17°N - 10°N

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Africa: rapids in the middle and upper Niger (Ref. 52307, 53405).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53781)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 22 - 24; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 2-4; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10; Vertebrae: 33 - 35. Diagnosis: upper jaw moderately protrusible; groove between upper jaw and snout "normal" for Cichlidae, continuous around snout and moderately deep; snout tip not visible from below; body vertically oval in cross-section; squamation relatively only slightly reduced; Tilapia mark on soft dorsal present in juveniles and adults (Ref. 53766).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rheophilic (Ref. 52307), occurs in swift waters (Ref. 7378, 53405) and rapids (Ref. 2756, 3012). Feeds mainly on algue attached to rocks (Ref. 2756, 53781). Probably a cave spawner that practices pair-bonding, albeit weakly (Ref. 52307). From aquarium observations: no assistance from male exhibited during guarding or cleaning of eggs and larvae; juveniles swim freely at about 3 weeks post-spawning and are guarded by both parents for about 1 month; male is not as strongly involved during brood care as female (Ref. 52307).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

Daget, J., 1954. Les poissons du Niger supérieur. Mém. I.F.A.N. 36:391 p. (Ref. 2756)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.7500   [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):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.