Hemichromis paynei Loiselle, 1979

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Hemichromis: Greek, hemis = half + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  paynei: This species is named in honor of Dr. Ian A. Payne, in recognition of his interest in the systematics and ecology of hemichromid cichlids in Sierra Leone (Ref. 43352).

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

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: coastal basins in southeastern Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (Ref. 43352, 52307).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52307)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. Diagnosis: A small Hemichromis characterized by a small mouth and moderately protractile premaxilla, an extensive, stochastically distributed pattern of blue spangling on the head and flanks, a round black lateral spot located above the midlateral line, a rather short snout, 7.8-10.8% of standard length, moderately wide interorbital distance, 9.6-11.8% of standard length, deep caudal peduncle, 17.6-19.8% of standard length, and a strongly sagittiform, heavily dentigerous lower pharyngeal bone with 20-24 teeth along its posterior margin; lower pharyngeal dentition crested, with a major cusp and a rounded shoulder with two or three distinct serrations evident, both the postero-laterals and medians bulbous and enlarged (Ref. 43352).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Hemichromis paynei is found mainly in coastal areas (Ref. 52307). All specimens referred to as Hemichromis paynei in aquarist publications before 2004 do not actually belong to this species; they have definitely been misidentified (Ref. 52307).

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

Loiselle, P.V., 1979. A revision of the genus Hemichromis Peters 1858 (Teleostei: Cichlidae). I. - The Hemichromis fasciatus species group. II. - The Hemichromis bimaculatus species group. III. - The Hemichromis guttatus species group. IV - The Hemichromis letourneauxi species group. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent. Ser. 8, Zool., 228:1-124. (Ref. 43352)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [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   ±0.5 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 vulnerability (16 of 100) .