Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Konia: Greek, konia, as = ash, sand (Ref. 45335). More on author: Trewavas.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 10°N - 2°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53940)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 15 - 16;
soft rays: 9 - 10. Diagnosis: snout pointed; mouth at an angle of about 20-30° with the horizontal (Ref. 53940, 81260). Teeth usually only in 2 series (Ref. 53940). Lower pharyngeal bone very slender with a relatively long blade (Ref. 53940), markedly longer than wide (Ref. 81260). Lower jaw with a slight mental process; can always be recognised when freshly caught by the blood that swells the capillaries, especially at the bases of the fins, and oozes over the surface, staining its silvery color; no dark markings on body of freshly caught specimens; 2-5 dark blotches appear between upper lateral line and dorsal fin, and sometimes also a vague dark stripe at the level of the horizontal myoseptum, in preserved specimens (Ref. 53940).
Africa: endemic to Lake Barombi-Mbo, Cameroon (Ref. 81260).
Mainly feeds on mosquito larvae; possesses elevated levels of hemoglobin in its blood as an adaptation to reduced oxygen levels at great water depth (Ref. 52307).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Assumed to be the same as in K. eisentrauti.
Lamboj, A., 2004. The Cichlid Fishes of Western Africa. Birgit Schmettkamp Verlag, Bornheim, Germany. 255p. (Ref. 52307)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [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), based on all LWR estimates in FishBase (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 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 (15 of 100) .