Danakilia franchettii (Vinciguerra, 1931)
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Afdera [= Afrera or Giulietti], Danakil Depression, in northern Ethiopia (Ref. 85754).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-10; Vertebrae: 27. Lower pharyngeal bone short. Pharyngeal teeth in adult including a group of enlarged, flattened teeth. Scales of chest and belly very small, non-imbrication but contiguous. Scales of flank with rugose calculi in the exposed part. Scales on cheek in 2 or 3 series. No micro-branchiospines.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 20.12.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.08.94

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