Serranochromis angusticeps (Boulenger, 1907)
Thinface cichlid
Serranochromis angusticeps
photo by Mertens, P.

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
 Max. size:  41 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,500.0 g; max. reported age: 9 years
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Africa: Cunene River system (Angola and Namibia), Okavango River, upper Zambezi, and Kafue Rivers (Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe)(Ref. 5693), and Luapula-Moeru (Congo River system)(Ref. 361, 11970, 41590, 42135, 45616) in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Also caught with drawnets. Occurs in well-vegetated swamps and along the edges of rivers. Also occurs in fast-flowing reaches over sand and rocks. Feeds on small fish, shrimps and insects. A mouthbrooding species which breeds in spring (Ref. 6465).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 31.03.92
 Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 31.08.94
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.08.94

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