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Alticorpus profundicola  Stauffer & McKaye, 1988

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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
Etymology: Alticorpus: Latin, altus = nutritious + Latin, corpus = body (Ref. 45335);  profundicola: From the latin "profundus" = deep and "incola" or "-cola" when used in compound names = resident, inhabitant; referring to the presence of this species in deeper water (Ref. 55908).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 55 - 125 m (Ref. 5595).   Tropical; 12°S - 13°S

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Africa: endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs off Nkota Kota.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5594)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: 14-16 gill-rakers on the lower part of the first gill arch (Ref. 27611, 55908). Head relatively large, its length 37.4-38.2% of standard length, but head width relatively small, 39.2-40.4% head length; fins placed relatively posterior on the body, with preanal length 65.8-67.0% of standard length; premaxillary pedicel small, its length 19.8-20.0% head length (Ref. 55908).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Irregularly caught between 55 and 125 m depth (Ref. 5595), but found up to 159m (type material) (Ref. 55908).

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

Maréchal, C., 1991. Alticorpus. p. 2-3. In J. Daget, J.P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5594)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00709 - 0.03231), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .