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Tylochromis robertsi  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);  robertsi: Named for Tyson R. Roberts whose knowledge of the African waterways and their ichthyofauna has been of great value to many studies of the freshwater fishes of Africa (Ref. 52346).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?

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Africa: mainstream middle Congo River, Ubangi, Uele, Kotto, Mongala (Ref. 52346), Itimbiri, Aruwimi (Ref. 52346, 106245) and Wagenia Falls (Ref. 106290)(middle Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic. Also a single record from the river Kama-Elila (Lualaba tributary) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 52346).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52346)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 28 - 29. Diagnosis: upper lateral line extending the full length of the dorsal fin base and descending a row before proceeding the length of three or more scales; 14-15 gill-rakers, widely spaced along the lower limb of the first arch; 36-40 lateral line scales; head length 29.0-35.7% of standard length; usually 29 vertebrae; inferior vertebral apophysis short and oriented caudad rather than of the standard Tylochromis type (Ref. 52346).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Opportunistic benthic macrophage (Ref. 52346). Mainly feeds on plants and insects (as well as their larvae) (Ref. 52307). Female mouthbrooder (Ref. 52346).

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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)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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