Teleostei (teleosts) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Haplochromis: Greek, Haploos = single + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 5°S - 10°S
Africa: only known from Lulua River, Kasai River tributary, middle Congo River basin, in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 42034).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4983)
Agamous, ovophilic, maternal mouthbrooder (Ref. 52307).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mouthbrooding by females.
Genner, M.J., L.-L. Hsu, R.A. Collins, A.M. Smith, A.D. Saxon, A.H. Shechonge, B.P. Ngatunga and G.F. Turner, 2022. Revision of the African cichlid fish genus Ctenochromis (Teleostei, Cichliformes), including a description of the new genus Shuja from Lake Tanganyika and the new species Ctenochromis scatebra from northern Tanzania. European Journal of Taxonomy 819:23-54. (Ref. 127080)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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