Teleostei (teleosts) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Gobiocichla: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, kichle = wrasse (Ref. 45335); wonderi: Named wonderi in honour of the collector Mr. Frank C. Wonder (Ref. 53780).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 17°N - 10°N
Africa: rapids in the middle and upper Niger (Ref. 52307, 53405).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53781)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 22 - 24;
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 33 - 35. Diagnosis: upper jaw moderately protrusible; groove between upper jaw and snout "normal" for Cichlidae, continuous around snout and moderately deep; snout tip not visible from below; body vertically oval in cross-section; squamation relatively only slightly reduced; Tilapia mark on soft dorsal present in juveniles and adults (Ref. 53766).
Rheophilic (Ref. 52307), occurs in swift waters (Ref. 7378, 53405) and rapids (Ref. 2756, 3012). Feeds mainly on algue attached to rocks (Ref. 2756, 53781). Probably a cave spawner that practices pair-bonding, albeit weakly (Ref. 52307). From aquarium observations: no assistance from male exhibited during guarding or cleaning of eggs and larvae; juveniles swim freely at about 3 weeks post-spawning and are guarded by both parents for about 1 month; male is not as strongly involved during brood care
as female (Ref. 52307).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Daget, J., 1954. Les poissons du Niger supérieur. Mém. I.F.A.N. 36:391 p. (Ref. 2756)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).