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Tristramella simonis  (Günther, 1864)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Lakes Tiberias and Muzairib in the Jordan system. Has apparently disappeared from Lake Hula.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 14.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5712)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on phytoplankton, higher plants and, to a lesser extent, zooplankton. Spawning season is from March to August and each specimen spawns at least 2-3 times during that period (Ref. 13609).

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

Also exhibit biparental care by mouthbrooding (Ref. 13609).

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

Snoeks, J. and G.G. Teugels, 1991. Tristramella. p. 519-520. 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. 5712)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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