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: Diplotaxodon: Greek, diploos = twice + Greek, taxis = disposition + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); macrops: Named for its large eyes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 76 - 128 m (Ref. 55949). Tropical
Africa: Lake Malawi.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 11 - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55949)
Diagnosis: relatively large eyes; ripe males black with white margin to dorsal fin; dorsal fin base rather long (Ref. 55949).
Abundant near the bottom over shelf habitats (Ref. 55949). Apparently a plankton feeder that preys on insect larvae, crustaceans, and diatoms (Ref. 30390).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Turner, G.F. and J.R. Stauffer, 1998. Three new deep water cichlid fishes of the genus Diplotaxodon from Lake Malawi, with a redescription of Diplotaxodon ecclesi. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 8(3):239-252. (Ref. 30390)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00690 - 0.03171), 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 ±0.29 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .