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Sciaenochromis psammophilus  Konings, 1993

Electric blue kande
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Sciaenochromis: Greek, skiaina, skion = a fish, red mullet + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  psammophilus: From the Greek psammos meaning sand and philos meaning loving - in reference to its normal habitat, over sandy substrate (Ref. 40899).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range 5 - 30 m (Ref. 40899).   Tropical

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Africa: Lake Malawi.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40899)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Melanin pattern showing 9-11 vertical bars; dorsal head profile convex; lower head profile straight and almost horizontal (Ref. 40899).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in sandy areas (Ref. 40899). Feeds on small cichlids, possibly small invertebrates as well (Ref. 40899). Breeding males protect an area of about 2 meters in diameter with a nest located at its center (Ref. 40899).

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Konings, A., 1993. Malawian cichlids: a revision of the genus Sciaenochromis Eccles & Trewavas, 1989 (Pisces, Cichlidae). The Cichlids Yearbook 3:28-36. (Ref. 40899)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.57 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 (15 of 100) .