Ptychochromis ernestmagnusi : fisheries

Ptychochromis ernestmagnusi Sparks & Stiassny, 2010

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Ptychochrominae
Etymology: Ptychochromis: Greek, ptyx, = fold + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  ernestmagnusi: Named in honor of Mr. Ernest Magnus of Berlin, Germany, and New York City, at the request of the family of Dr. Rudolph G. Arndt, whose support of ichthyological exploration and research at the American Museum of Natural History is gratefully acknowledged (Ref. 83427).

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Mananara (du nord) River in northeastern Madagascar (Ref. 83427).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83427)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9; Vertebrae: 27 - 28. Diagnosis: Ptychochromis ernestmagnusi is a Ptychochromis exhibiting the eastern-type palatine morphology and is further distinguished from all congeners except P. grandidieri, P. loisellei, P. makira and P. curvidens by an anterior displacement of the first supraneural such that it overlies the dorsoposterior margin of the supraoccipital (Ref. 83427). Among eastern group Ptychochromis, P. makira shares with P. ernestmagnusi the possession of supraneurals with a characteristically flattened dorsal profile, which is interpreted here as a synapomorphy uniting these two geographically proximate species; also shared with P. makira is the presence of strong, paired, lateral barring as a prominent component of pigmentation patterning; however, P. makira can be distinguished by distinctively V-shaped lateral flank bars, whereas in P. ernestmagnusi the bars are oriented vertically; Ptychochromis ernestmagnusi is further distinguished from P. makira by conspicious iridescent spangling on the flank and dorsal fin near its base, dusky grayish-green base colouration vs. whitish, four lachrymal laterosensory foramina vs. three, and a total of seven infraorbital bones vs. six (Ref. 83427).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in a region which is characterized by humid, lowland rainforest; with a steep overall profile, and a generally rocky to sandy substrate (Ref. 83427).

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

Sparks, J.S. and M.L.J. Stiassny, 2010. A new species of Ptychochromis from northeastern Madagascar (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with an updated phylogeny and revised diagnosis for the genus. Zootaxa 2341:33-51. (Ref. 83427)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 14 May 2016

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [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):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .