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: Diplotaxodon: Greek, diploos = twice + Greek, taxis = disposition + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); aeneus: Specific name refers to the bronze iridescence of the ripe male fish.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 400 m (Ref. 30390). Tropical, preferred ?; 9°S - 15°S, 33°E - 36°E
Africa: Nkhata Bay, Lake Malawi.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 13 - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55949)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: eye greater than snout length; uniformely dark male breeding color, including the dorsal fin margin (Ref. 55949).
Mainly found near rocky reefs (Ref. 55949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Turner, G.F. and J.R. Stauffer, 1998. Three new deep water cichlid fishes of the genus Diplotaxodon from Lake Malawi, with a redescription of Diplotaxodon ecclesi. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 8(3):239-252. (Ref. 30390)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 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 (20 of 100) .