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Xenotilapia melanogenys (Boulenger, 1898)
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Xenotilapia melanogenys ( Boulenger , 1898 )

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Teleostei (teleosts) > Cichliformes (Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Xenotilapia: Greek, xenos = strange + Bechuana, African native thiape = fish (Ref. 45335 ) .
More on author: Boulenger .

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

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.5 - 8.5; dH range: ? - 20. Tropical; 25°C - ? (Ref. 2059 ); 3°S - 9°S

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Africa: endemic to and widespread in Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 46829 ).

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5632 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common, sand-dwelling cichlid which forages in large schools over the sandy substrate; maximum depth is 40 metres, but during breeding period they are found in much shallower water (Ref. 46829 ). Very abundant; copepods, ostracods and shrimps have been found in the stomach (Ref. 53528 ). Breeds in colonies (lek breeder); polygamous maternal mouthbrooder (Ref. 52921 ).

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Breeds in colonies (lek breeder); polygamous maternal mouthbrooder (Ref. 52921 ).

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Konings, A. , 1998. Tanganyika cichlids in their natural habitat. Cichlid Press. 272 p. (Ref. 46829 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435 )

  Data deficient (DD)  ; Date assessed: 31 January 2006

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00700 - 0.03275), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.2   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives 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). Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown .

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