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); snoeksi: This species is dedicated to Jos Snoeks, professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and curator of fishes at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, who extensively worked and still works on African cichlids (Ref. 85558).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.8. Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 85558)
Africa: only known from the Inkisi River (lower Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 85558).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85558)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Diagnosis: Haplochromis snoeksi is distinguished from all riverine haplochromines from the Congo and Quanza ichthyofaunal provinces by the following unique combination of characters: chest partially naked, without scales vs. fully scaled in H. bakongo, H. brauschi, H. callichromis, H. demeusii, H. fasciatus, H. lucullae, H. moeruensis, H. multiocellatus, H. schwetzi and H. stigmatogenys; 16 circumpeduncular scales vs. 12 in H. oligacanthus and H. polli; and an upper lateral line with 23 scales vs. 17-19 in H. luluae (Ref. 85558).
It is a rheophilic species (Ref. 97348), found on a substrate of sand with pebbles and mud (Ref. 85558).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wamuini Lunkayilakio, S. and E. Vreven, 2010. 'Haplochromis’ snoeksi, a new species from the Inkisi River basin, Lower Congo (Perciformes: Cichlidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 21(3):279-288. (Ref. 85558)
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
): 3.3 ±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 (13 of 100) .