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
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
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)
Feeds primarily on nocturnal mormyrid and schilbeid fishes.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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) .