Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Myaka: A Luganda word, myaka, used in Rwanda.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 10°N - 3°N
Africa: endemic to Lake Barombi Mbo, Cameroon (Ref. 81260).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53940)
(total): 14 - 15;
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 28 - 29. Diagnosis: mouth strongly upturned, making an angle of about 50° with the horizontal; outer row jaw teeth reduced and few in number, inner row teeth minute tricuspids; lower pharyngeal jaw markedly longer than wide, with a reduced dentigerous surface, and covered with a ‘felt’ of tiny unicuspid teeth (Ref. 81260).
Prefers open water regions at greater depths, but ventures into the more shallow areas of the lake for spawning, which normally occurs during the rainy season; mainly feeds on phytoplankton and small insects; probably ovophilic mouthbrooder; males occupy a tertitory of ca. 50 cm and it is often possible to find large numbers of males in a limited area (Ref. 52307).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lamboj, A., 2004. The Cichlid Fishes of Western Africa. Birgit Schmettkamp Verlag, Bornheim, Germany. 255 p. (Ref. 52307)
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
= 1.0000 [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
): 2.6 ±0.28 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .