Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Serranochromis: Latin, serra = saw + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: upper Zambezi River, Zambia and Okavango drainage in Botswana and Namibia (Ref. 27496). Also reported from the Zambezi and Okavango in Angola (Ref. 120641).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 30.0, range 28 - 32.5 cm
Max length : 56.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 3.9 kg (Ref. 40637)
Predatory species, most active during twilight and at night (Ref. 52307). Feeds primarily on nocturnal mormyrid and schilbeid fishes (Ref. 27496). Breeding takes place at the beginning of summer (Ref. 52307).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winemiller, K.O. and L.C. Kelso-Winemiller, 1991. Serranochromis altus, a new species of piscivorous cichlid (Teleostei: Perciformes) form the Upper Zambezi River. Copeia 1991(3):675-686. (Ref. 27496)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.72 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .