Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Lakes Tiberias and Muzairib in the Jordan system. Has apparently disappeared from Lake Hula.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 14.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5712)
Feeds on phytoplankton, higher plants and, to a lesser extent, zooplankton. Spawning season is from March to August and each specimen spawns at least 2-3 times during that period (Ref. 13609).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Also exhibit biparental care by mouthbrooding (Ref. 13609).
Snoeks, J. and G.G. Teugels, 1991. Tristramella. p. 519-520. 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. 5712)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)); Date assessed: 23 January 2013
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00704 - 0.03738), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.63; tm=2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .