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Tylochromis regani  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);  regani: Named for C. Tate Regan whose pioneering work at the British Museum of National History laid the foundation for many studies of African freshwater fishes (Ref. 52346).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: lakes Upemba and Mweru, and from the rivers Lualaba, Lufira, Luvua and Luapula below Kasenga, in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia (Ref. 52346).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2266)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9; Vertebrae: 28 - 29. Diagnosis: 37-40 lateral line scales; terminal canal bearing scales of the upper branch do not descend scale rows; 2 series of scales between the upper lateral line and the anterior part of the lower; 15-17 gill-rakers along lower limb of first arch; entire premaxillary oral valve; 28 vertebrae; inferior vertebral apophysis of the standard Tylochromis type; lower pharyngeal jaw never extremely robust with mill-like molariform teeth extending over the dentigerous surface; 10-15 relatively stout outer row teeth and usually only one inner row on the lower jaw (Ref. 52346).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic macrophage (Ref. 52346). Mainly feeds on plants and insect 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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