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Tylochromis labrodon Regan 1920

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Tylochromis: Greek, tylos = callus + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  labrodon: Named by Regan (1920) presumably in reference to the formidable pharyngeal tooth development of this species; derived from the Greek labros = fierce, greedy and odontos = tooth (Ref. 52346).   More on author: Regan.

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: throughout the Congo River basin from the lower Congo River to just above Stanley Falls, including Pool Malebo (=Stanley Pool), middle Congo River and the rivers Kwilu, Itimbiri and Lomami (Ref. 52346).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5714)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 28. Diagnosis: lateral line with 34 or fewer scales; 17-18 gill-rakers along lower limb of first arch; inferior vertebral apophysis with characteristic spade-like outline; extremely robust lower pharyngeal jaw with flattened mill-like molariform teeth covering 2/3 of the dentigerous surface; fully ossified posttemporal latero-sensory canal; relatively short pectoral fins rarely reaching the level of the vent (Ref. 52346).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic macrophage (Ref. 52346). Feeds on insects and their larvae, as well as on molluscs, plants and detritus; maternal mouthbrooder that does not pair bond (Ref. 52307).

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

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

Stiassny, M.L.J., 1991. Tylochromis. p. 526-533. 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. 5714)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

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=0.01000 (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):  2.6   ±0.32 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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.