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Tylochromis labrodon  Regan, 1920

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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);  labrodon: Named by Regan (1920) presumably in reference to the formidable pharyngeal tooth development of this species; derived from the Greek labros = fierce, greedy and odontos = tooth (Ref. 52346).   More on author: Regan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: throughout the Congo River basin from the lower Congo River to just above Stanley Falls, including Pool Malebo (=Stanley Pool), middle Congo River and the rivers Kwilu, Itimbiri and Lomami (Ref. 52346). Reports from the Ubangi in Central African Republic (Ref. 46852, 52346) need confirmation.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5714)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 28. Diagnosis: lateral line with 34 or fewer scales; 17-18 gill-rakers along the lower limb of the first arch; inferior vertebral apophysis with characteristic spade-like outline; extremely robust lower pharyngeal jaw with flattened mill-like molariform teeth covering 2/3 of the dentigerous surface; fully ossified posttemporal latero-sensory canal; relatively short pectoral fins rarely reaching the level of the vent (Ref. 52346).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic macrophage (Ref. 52346). Feeds on insects and their larvae, as well as on molluscs, plants and detritus (Ref. 52307).

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

Stiassny, M.L.J., 1991. Tylochromis. p. 526-533. 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. 5714)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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