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); goldschmidti: This species is named in honour of Dr. Tijs Goldschmidt in appreciation for his work on haplochromine cichlids of Lake Victoria; the specific epithet, goldschmidti, is a Latinized version (genitive case) of the surname (Ref. 92860).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; depth range 4 - 10 m (Ref. 92860). Tropical
Africa: only known from the southern part of the Emin Pasha Gulf of Lake Victoria (Ref. 92860).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92860)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 30 - 32. Diagnosis: Small sized, slender (body depth less than 28% of standard length), micrognathic, zooplanktivorous Haplochromis species with a slightly curved to straight dorsal head profile (Ref. 92860). Mainly bicuspid teeth in oral jaws (Ref. 92860). Generally premaxillary dentigerous arm edentulous over caudal 1/5-1/4 (Ref. 92860). Males silvery with dusky flush on chest, flank, ventral side and ventral half of caudal peduncle (Ref. 92860).
Caught over mud bottoms at depths of 4-10 meters (Ref. 92860). Stomach and intestines of five examined specimens caught by day contained mainly zooplankton and some insects (Ref. 92860). Based on the egg dummies on the anal fin of males, this species is probably a female mouth brooder (Ref. 92860).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Based on the egg dummies on the anal fin of males, Haplochromis goldschmidti is probably a female mouth brooder (Ref. 92860).
de Zeeuw, M.P., M.J.P. van Oijen and F. Witte, 2013. Two new species of zooplanktivorous haplochromine cichlids from Lake Victoria, Tanzania. ZooKeys 256:1-34. (Ref. 92860)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00684 - 0.03200), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .