Tropheus annectens Boulenger, 1900

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Tropheus: Greek, tropaion = defeat, a memorial of a fighting war, trophy; because of their specialized teeth were such an obvious feeding adaptation (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Boulenger.

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 4°S - 8°S

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Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs on the west central coast of the lake (Ref. 5713, 46829, 97302, 97323).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5713)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rock-grazer; occurs over rock, which are either anchored and part of the hard core of the coast, interlocking rubble, or even sandstone slabs lining a sand beach but not loose pebbles rolling about in the surf and silted-over habitats (Ref. 6770). Restricted to the upper rocky habitat; algae browser; forages in schools; maternal mouthbrooder (Ref. 46829).

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

Konings, A., 1998. Tanganyika cichlids in their natural habitat. Cichlid Press. 272 p. (Ref. 46829)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 31 January 2006

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [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   ±0.4 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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.