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Tylochromis microdon  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);  microdon: Named by Regan (1920) presumably in reference to the fine pharyngeal dentition of the species (Ref. 52346).   More on author: Regan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: Lake Tumba (middle Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 52307, 52346). Report from Lake Mai-Ndombe questionable, possibly an error in locality designation (Ref. 52346).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52346)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 28 - 29. Diagnosis: marked hypertrophy of the lateral line canals on the flank and caudal fin; inflated preopercular laterosensory canals; distinctive excavation of the premaxillary oral valve (Ref. 52346).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Restricted in its distribution to the lake proper and absent from the surrounding swamps and inundated forest (Ref. 52346). Predominantly a lacustrine form (unusual among Tylochromines)(Ref. 52346). Benthic microphage (Ref. 52346). Feeds mainly upon small organic particles, plants and invertebrates (Ref. 52307).

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

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)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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