Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Haplochromis: Greek, Haploos = single + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); ushindi: Swahili "ushindi" = victory, referring to the fact that it is the largest species amongst the haplochromine cichlids from the Mwanza area known up to know (Ref. 55928).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: Southern part of Lake Victoria.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. Diagnosis: body large, relatively slender and laterally compressed; macrognathic species; large head, long acute snout, acute lower jaw and prominent acute angular area; sides of lower jaw relatively flat; dorsal head profile slightly concave to almost straight; body without bars or stripes; live colors dark (yellowish) grey dorsally, silvery white with a yellow flush laterally, and white ventrally (Ref. 55928).
Feeds on fishes (Ref. 55928).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
van Oijen, M.J.P., 2004. Haplochromis ushindi spec. nov., the largest piscivorous cichlid in the Mwanza Gulf area of Lake Victoria (East Africa) before the Nile perch upsurge. Zool. Med. Leiden 78(13):249-255. (Ref. 55928)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00703 - 0.03260), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .