Tylochromis lateralis (Boulenger, 1898)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Tylochromis: Greek, tylos = callus + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 13614)

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Africa: from the lower Congo River just below Pool Malebo (=Stanley Pool) throughout the middle Congo River basin up to the Wagenia Falls, including Pool Malebo, middle Congo River, the Kasai drainage, lakes Mai-Ndombe and Tumba, the Ruki, Sangha and Aruwimi (Ref. 52346). Also in the Aruwimi and Lindi-Tshopo (Ref. 106290). Also reported from the Ubangi (Ref. 45441) but this drainage is explicitly excluded from the species' distribution area in Ref. 52346.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2995)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 28 - 30. Diagnosis: 35 or fewer lateral line scales; 17 gill-rakers along lower limb of first arch; inferior vertebral apophysis with characteristic spade-like outline; lower pharyngeal jaw never very robust or mill-like; molariform dentition rarely covers half of the dentigerous surface; posstempral latero-sensory canal not fully ossified and trough-like; pectoral fins long, usually reaching the anal fin (Ref. 52346).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic macrophage (Ref. 52346). Feeds mainly upon insect larvae, plants and fruits, as well as detritus and molluscs (Ref. 52307, 52346). Maternal (Ref. 52307) mouth brooder (Ref. 51193) that does not pair bond (Ref. 52307). Tastes like Nile perch, Lates niloticus (Ref. 51906).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

Stiassny, M.L.J., 1991. Tylochromis. p. 526-533. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5714)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00704 - 0.03738), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.48 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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.