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Serranochromis jallae  (Boulenger, 1896)

Nembwe
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Serranochromis: Latin, serra = saw + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce demersale.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Africa: Kasai system (middle Congo River basin) in Angola (Ref. 11970), upper Lualaba in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 97233) and the Mweru-Bangweulu area (Ref. 95585, 97233) (upper Congo River basin). Also known from the Okavango delta (Ref. 27501), Caprivi Strip (Ref. 37065), Cunene River (Ref. 13332), upper and middle Zambezi (Lake Kariba, Kafue and Luangwa systems) (Ref. 94654, 97235). Introduced into localities in Zimbabwe (Ref. 94654), into the Sabi River (Ref. 13721) and into Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland (Ref. 6465).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.6 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5693)

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Lives in well-vegetated quiet waters or near submerged trees or rocks in the lee of the river’s main current, lunging out to capture prey (Ref. 5614). Juveniles occur mainly in lagoons and secondary channels (Ref. 7248, 94654), while adults prefer deep main channels and permanent lagoons (Ref. 7248). Large specimens patrol open water of rivers and lakes, never very far from shore (Ref. 246). Predator on fish but also feeds on aquatic and terrestrial insects, shrimps and small crabs (Ref. 13337). Adults often feed on squeakers (Ref. 7248, 13337, 94654). Mouthbrooder (Ref. 246, 13337, 13721) and multiple spawner (Ref. 13337). Constructs shallow nest on sandy or muddy substrate in shallow water (Ref. 13337). Reported to have adverse impact on native fish species in Zimbabwe (Ref. 94654).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Incubates eggs in the mouth. Constructs a shallow concave nest on a sandy or muddy substrate in fairly shallow water.

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaboratori

Snoeks, J. and M. Hanssens, 2004. Identification guidelines to other non-mbuna. p.266-310. In Snoeks, J. (ed.) The cichlid diversity of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: identification, distribution and taxonomy. Cichlid Press, El Paso, USA, 360p. (Ref. 55954)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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