Stomatepia mongo Trewavas, 1972
Mongo
photo by Bornstein, A.

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
 Max. size:  10.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Barombi Mbo, Cameroon (Ref. 81260).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Diagnosis: elongate and gracile, body depth 25.0-30.5% of standard length; mouth relatively small, upper jaw 26.8-28.8% of head length (Ref. 81260). Description: body elongate and gracile (body depth 25.3-30.6% SL); snout long (34.0-39.0% HL); preorbital depth 20.0-25.2% HL; mouth relatively small, upper jaw short (26.8-28.8% HL); outer teeth in oral jaws with 2 unequal cusps or minor cusp reduced to a shoulder or absent; inner row teeth tricuspid at all sizes; lower pharyngeal jaw markedly longer than wide, teeth small and hooked; gill rakers small, conical; microbranchiospines usually present; lateral line system on head not markedly enlarged or inflated (Ref. 81260). Coloration: base body coloration dark grey, paler ventrally; no well-defined pattern of bands or blotches on flanks; pelvic and anal fins often tinged pink; dorsal fin lappets often pink (females) or orange (males), tipped in black in both sexes; some individuals completely black in coloration; "tilapia spot" never present in soft dorsal fin (Ref. 81260).
 Biology:  Predatory (Ref. 81260).
 IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 06.08.92
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 12.08.94

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