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Tylochromis intermedius  (Boulenger, 1916)

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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);  intermedius: Named by Boulenger (1916) presumably in reference to its scale formula which he stated to be intermediate between that of T. jentinki and T. lateralis (Ref. 52346).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 2 - ?.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?; 14°N - 5°N

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Africa: coastal rivers from Gambia to the Tano River in Ghana (Ref. 53405).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52346)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-18; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9; Vertebrae: 31. Diagnosis: 31 vertebrae (Ref. 52346). 3 scale rows between anterior parts of upper and lower lateral line; thin lips and a lower jaw with the posterior end lower than the tip (forming an angle of 15-20° with the horizontal)(Ref. 7378, 52346, 53405).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Opportunistic benthic macrophage (Ref. 52346). Prefers insects and their larvae (Ref. 52307).

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Stiassny, M.L.J., 1989. A taxonomic revision of the African genus Tylochromis (Labroidei, Cichlidae); whith notes on the anatomy and relationships of the group. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent. Ser. 8, Sci. Zool., 258:1-161. (Ref. 52346)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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