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Serranochromis altus  Winemiller & Kelso-Winemiller, 1991

Humpback largemouth
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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: Serranochromis: Latin, serra = saw + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Upper Zambezi River, Zambia and Okavango drainage in Botswana and Namibia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 30.0, range 28 - 32.5 cm
Max length : 56.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 3.9 kg (Ref. 40637)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds primarily on nocturnal mormyrid and schilbeid fishes.

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Winemiller, K.O. and L.C. Kelso-Winemiller, 1991. Serranochromis altus, a new species of piscivorous cichlid (Teleostei: Perciformes) form the Upper Zambezi River. Copeia 1991(3):675-686. (Ref. 27496)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.72 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .