Tylochromis praecox  Stiassny, 1989

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Tylochromis: Greek, tylos = callus + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  praecox: The species is named in reference to the reproductive precocity of its members (Ref. 52346).

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 5°S - 7°S

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Africa: lower Congo River, below the rapids at Matadi (Ref. 52307, 52346).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52346)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 28. Diagnosis: upper lateral line extending full length of dorsal fin base and descending a row before proceeding the length of 3 or more scales; 15 gill-rakers along lower limb of first arch; 35-37 lateral line scales; relatively large headed and deep bodied; pectoral fin long, usually extending to level of spinous anal fin (Ref. 52346).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Omnivorous, prefers small organic particles, regardless whether they are plants or small insects (Ref. 52307). Opportunistic bentic microphage; probably tolerant of relatively high salinity levels (Ref. 52346). Maternal mouthbrooder (Ref. 52307, 52346) that does not pair bond (Ref. 52307).

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

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Stiassny, M.L.J., 1989. A taxonomic revision of the African genus Tylochromis (Labroidei, Cichlidae); whith notes on the anatomy and relationships of the group. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent. Ser. 8, Sci. Zool., 258:1-161. (Ref. 52346)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.27 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 (18 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.