Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis  Katongo, Seehausen & Snoeks, 2017

Fire-tailed Pseudocrenilabrus
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Pseudocrenilabrus: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, crenulatus = cut + Latin, labrum = lip (Ref. 45335);  pyrrhocaudalis: Named Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis because this species has a bright orange tail which resembles a flame of fire (Ref. 114630).

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Lake Mweru in Zambia (Ref. 114630).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114630)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6 - 10. Diagnosis: Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis can be differentiated from the other species of the genus Pseudocrenilabrus on the basis of its colour pattern and its subtruncate caudal fin (Ref. 114630). Male P. pyrrhocaudalis have a unique colour pattern characterized by some orange colour on their anal and caudal fins that can become bright orange-red in breeding males, extending over the proximal parts of the anal and caudal fins and the distal part of the caudal and the upper and lower parts of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 114630). In addition, P. pyrrhocaudalis can be distinguished from its sympatric congener P. philander by a combination of the following characters: pelvic fin white, vs. black; posterior part of dorsal fin orange, vs. olive green in the other species; comparatively thinner lips, vs. comparatively thicker lips; larger eye diameter 27.0–39.3% of head length, vs. 22.9–33.1%; narrower head width 37.0–47.3% of head length, vs. 38.5–53.7%; narrower interorbital distance 14.6–22.3% of head length, vs. 20.5 29.4%; and a more slender caudal peduncle 8.8-11.8% of standard length, vs. 11.3–13.9%, and 50.0–64.7% of caudal peduncle length, vs. 64.3–93.5% (Ref. 114630).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found at open beaches (Ref. 114630).

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Katongo, C, O. Seehausen and J. Snoeks, 2017. A new species of Pseudocrenilabrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Mweru in the Upper Congo River System. Zootaxa 4237(1):181-190. (Ref. 114630)

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 = 0.5625   [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):  3.3   ±0.5 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 (11 of 100) .