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Sarotherodon tournieri  (Daget, 1965)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Sarotherodon: Greek, saros, -ou = sawdust + Greek, ther = animal * Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468); 6°N - 5°N

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Africa: Cavally River in Ivory Coast and River Cess (or Nuon) and Saint John in Liberia. Previously, two subspecies were recognized: Sarotherodon tournieri liberiensis and Sarotherodon tournieri tournieri. Known only from the River Cess (or Nipoué) in Liberia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4999)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11; Vertebrae: 28. Diagnosis: body depth 44.9-54.1% SL; caudal peduncle short and deep, its length 0.5-0.6 times in its depth (Ref. 53405). 3 scale rows on cheek (Ref. 2). No black spots (Ref. 53405). 8-9 faint vertical bars behind dark nape on body (Ref. 2, 53405). Dorsal fin with grey lappets and large, round, clear spots in dark reticulum; anal fin similarly marked; caudal fin with small, dark rectangular spots, either irregularly arranged or in curved rows (Ref. 2).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Teugels, G.G. and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 2003. Cichlidae. p. 521-600. In D. Paugy, C. Lévêque and G.G Teugels (eds.) The fresh and brackish water fishes of West Africa Volume 2. Coll. faune et flore tropicales 40. Institut de recherche de développement, Paris, France, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris, France and Musée royal de l'Afrique Central, Tervuren, Belgium, 815p. (Ref. 53405)

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 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00707 - 0.03721), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.2   ±0.1 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 (25 of 100) .