Konia eisentrauti  (Trewavas, 1962)

Konye
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Konia: Greek, konia, as = ash, sand (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 25°C - 27°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?; 10°N - 3°N

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Africa: endemic to Lake Barombi-Mbo, Cameroon (Ref. 81260).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4984)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9; Vertebrae: 29. Diagnosis: profile of the snout evenly decurved, descending to a nearly horizontal mouth; narrow interorbital space (24-27% head length)(Ref. 53949, Ref. 53940). Lower jaw not, or only slightly inclined from the horizontal; lower pharyngeal jaw only slightly longer than wide (Ref. 81260). Dentigerous area of the lower pharyngeal bone longer than the anterior blade in the young and of characteristic shape, with a narrow anterior apical portion (Ref. 53949). Blade of lower pharyngeal bone 0.7-0.95 times median length of toothed area; 3 regular rows of teeth; upper series of black blotches parallel to the dorsal outline; black band of uneven width extending from the opercular spot to the anterior part of the caudal peduncle; posterior end of caudal peduncle with vertical blotch meeting its fellow over the top; fins colorless; tilapia mark absent (Ref. 53940).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on algae, small insects and fish eggs (Ref. 52307). Also kleptoparasite of freshwater crabs (Ref. 53950). Ovophilic mouthbrooder with both sexes as possible incubator (Ref. 52307).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Male or female carries the egg in the mouth (Ref. 52307, Ref. 13614). A few days prior to spawning, both partners remain close together for much of the time; the genital papilla of the female is clearly visible immediately before spawning and is much broader and larger then the male's; females normally more succesfull in brooding the fry; specimens are relatively shy and prefer to lie silently near the bottom in secluded areas when mouthbrooding, which ends about three weeks post-spawning; once free swimming, the fry normally does not return to the parent's mouth (Ref. 52307).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Lamboj, A., 2004. The Cichlid Fishes of Western Africa. Birgit Schmettkamp Verlag, Bornheim, Germany. 255 p. (Ref. 52307)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00693 - 0.03157), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .