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Tylochromis pulcher  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);  pulcher: Named in reference to the beautiful coloration of the males (Ref. 52346).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: middle Congo River basin, in the mainstream of the middle Congo River, lakes Mai-Ndombe and Tumba, the Kasai and Lukenie, and the Ruki, in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 52307, 52346).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52346)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 29. Diagnosis: slender, gracile lower pharyngeal jaw with a narrow, elongate keel; 17-19 gill-rakers on lower limb of first arch; entire premaxillary oral flap; mature males with a prominent oblique band behind the head (Ref. 52346).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mainly found in lakes and surrounding swamps and seasonally inundated forests (Ref. 52346). Primarily a benthic macrophage (Ref. 52346). Feeds upon larger particles, plants as well as insects (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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