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Pseudotropheus johannii Eccles, 1973

Bluegray mbuna
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Classification / Names Noms communs | Synonymes | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Pseudotropheus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, tropaion = defeat, a memorial of a fighting war, trophy; because of their specialized teeth were such an obvious feeding adaptation (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; eau douce benthopélagique; pH range: 8.0 - 8.0; dH range: 9 - 19.   Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672); 13°S - 14°S

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Africa: endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs in Masinje Rocks, Cape Ngombo.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 5663)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Males are brilliant sky blue to dark blue; the colors show a "checkerboard" pattern with alternating light and dark patches; several light-colored "egg spots" on their anal fin; females and juveniles bright yellow-orange in color (Ref. 44091).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Found in rocky habitats of shoreline areas (Ref. 58302). Omnivorous and feed on both plant and animal matter (Ref. 44091).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Maternal mouthbrooders; males establish territories and maintain a harem of females; female deposits eggs and picks them up in the mouth for incubation; male spreads out his anal fin showing the "eggs pots"; the females mistake these spots for her eggs and try to also take them inside her mouth; the male then releases his milt and the female takes them in, thus fertilizing the eggs inside her mouth (Ref. 44091).

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborateurs

Maréchal, C., 1991. Melanochromis. p. 258-265. 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. 5663)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 119314)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 20 June 2018

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: ; Aquarium: Commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00703 - 0.03260), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Résilience (Ref. 69278):  Milieu, temps minimum de doublement de population : 1,4 à 4,4 années (Fec<1000).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.