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Coptodon snyderae  (Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: endemic to Lake Bermin, Cameroon (Ref. 81260).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81260)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. Diagnosis: lower pharyngeal jaw robust, with a large, triangular (not heart-shaped) dentigerous plate, covered with stout, sparsely arrayed teeth; oral dentition coarse; outer row teeth stout bicuspids (Ref. 26738, 81260). Anterior rakers not markedly reduced in size; snout acute (Ref. 81260). Ventral margin of lower lip smooth; 10-12 slender gill rakers (Ref. 26738, 81260). Ratio of lower jaw length to lower jaw width > 1 (Ref. 81260). 1-2 inner rows of teeth on both jaws (Ref. 26738, 81260).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A dwarf species, with females reaching sexual maturity at 25 mm SL, making this the smallest tilapiine known (Ref. 26738). Substrate brooder (Ref. 81260).

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

Dunz, A.R. and U.K. Schliewen, 2013. Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the haplotilapiine cichlid fishes formerly referred to as "Tilapia". Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 68(1):64-80. (Ref. 93285)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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