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Parananochromis axelrodi  Lamboj & Stiassny, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Parananochromis: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, nannus = small + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  axelrodi: Named for Herbert Axelrod in recognition of his generous support of ichthyological research and exploration (Ref. 50579).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: known only from the Ivindo River system in the regions of Makokou and Belinga, central Gabon (Ref. 50579, 81260).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50579)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 25. Diagnosis: lachrymal plus four tubular infraorbitals; slight gap between third and fourth tubular infraorbital; snout acutely pointed; soft dorsal and anal fins, and caudal fin maculae often present but not usually forming distinct vertical bands on caudal fin; body depth 35.4-42.1% SL; caudal peduncle length 57.7-86.5% of width; anterior pelvic rays of mature females not black-tipped (Ref. 81260).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected in small forest creeks and streams (Ref. 50579). Monogamous, biparental, substrate spawner displaying some degree of sexual dichromatism (Ref. 81260).

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

Lamboj, A. and M.L.J. Stiassny, 2003. Three new Parananochromis species (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from Gabon and Cameroon, Central Africa. Zootaxa 209:1-19. (Ref. 50579)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

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 = 0.5039   [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):  3.3   ±0.4 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 (13 of 100) .