Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Chetia: Moçambique local name.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical; 23°S - 25°S
Africa: Komati-Incomati River system, eastern Transvaal, South Africa and coastal lakes in Mozambique. Population threatened by pollution and water extraction. Translocated to dams in the Kruger National Park (Ref. 7248).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4983)
Occurs mainly in pools and quiet stretches of rivers with sandy substrates and dense marginal vegetation. Feeds on small fish and aquatic insects (Ref. 6465). Agamous, ovophilic (Ref. 52307) maternal mouthbrooder (Ref. 7248, 52307), the female carries the eggs and larvae (Ref. 7248).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Female incubates eggs and larvae in the mouth (Ref. 27553).
van Oijen, M.J.P., J. Snoeks, P.H. Skelton, C. Maréchal and G.G. Teugels, 1991. Haplochromis. p. 100-184. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 4983)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
Endangered (EN) (A4ace; B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)); Date assessed: 07 December 2016
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [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
): 3.8 ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .