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Tylochromis praecox  Stiassny, 1989

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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);  praecox: The species is named in reference to the reproductive precocity of its members (Ref. 52346).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?; 5°S - 7°S

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Africa: lower Congo River, below the rapids at Matadi (Ref. 52307, 52346).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52346)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 28. Diagnosis: upper lateral line extending the full length of the dorsal fin base and descending a row before proceeding the length of 3 or more scales; 15 gill-rakers along the lower limb of the first arch; 35-37 lateral line scales; relatively large headed and deep bodied; pectoral fin long, usually extending to the level of the spinous anal fin (Ref. 52346).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Omnivorous, prefers small organic particles, regardless whether they are plants or small insects (Ref. 52307). Opportunistic bentic microphage; female carries the eggs; probably tolerant of relatively high salinity levels (Ref. 52346).

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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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