Ptychochromis inornatus  Sparks, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Ptychochrominae
Etymology: Ptychochromis: Greek, ptyx, = fold + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  inornatus: From the lack of a series of large, dark lateral blotches on the flanks and its overall plain appearance compared to congeneric species.

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

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 14°S - 16°S

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Africa: Madagascar.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41510)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9; Vertebrae: 26 - 27. No large, black blotches or bands arrayed in series along the lateral midline. Second pharyngobranchial tooth plate with 2 rows of teeth. Robust unicate process of the first epibranchial bone at least twice the diameter of the anterior arm. Reduced angle between arms of the first epibranchial. Gill rakers on lower limb 10 (modally). Supraoccipital crest with truncate and rounded postero-dorsal margin. Fin coloration in life deep orangish-red. Anterior chest scales embedded and reduced in size.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens collected in shallow, clear, moderate to swift flowing water; also from deeper pools or from under overhanging banks and vegetation. Diet highly variable, apparently an omnivore (Ref. 41510).

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Sparks, J.S., 2002. Ptychochromis inornatus: a new cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from northwestern Mdagascar, with a discussion on intrageneric variation in Ptychochromis. Copeia 2002(1):120-130. (Ref. 41510)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii))

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 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .