Haplochromis acidens Greenwood, 1967
Haplochromis acidens
photo by Seegers, L.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  12.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 3 m
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Victoria.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits sheltered, shallow areas near submerged plant stands, over mud and hard substrate (Ref. 4983). Major content of the guts which were examined consisted of macerated phanerogam tissue and varying amounts of epiphytic diatoms. Some specimens contained a flocculent, grey-green mass thought to be bottom debris, principally blue-green algae. Also fish, insect eggs, tissue mass and fragments of Ephemeroptera and other insects were found (Ref. 558).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 31 March 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Teugels, Guy - 16.12.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.03.94

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