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Copadichromis parvus  Stauffer & Konings, 2006

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Copadichromis: Greek, kopas, -ados = carved + Chromis, see;  parvus: Named from the Latin parvus (small; adjective) to indicate the small size of this species when compared to other species of Copadichromis (Ref. 57549).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: from just north of the Chiloelo River to the bay north of Metangula, Lake Malawi, Mozambique (Ref. 57549).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57549)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: 3 lateral spots on body; supra-pectoral spot about the same size as supra-anal spot; 2 vertical bars between supra-pectoral spot and opercle; no black submarginal band in dorsal fin; males in breeding coloration with black anal fin lacking colored marginal band and white to blue colored blaze on head (Ref. 57549).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Territorial males are found at depths of 11-23 m and build bowers by excavating sand from beneath rocks; females and non-territorial males feed in the open water column 1-3 m above the bottom and on benthic invertebrates; mouth-brooding females occur solitarily and stay close to the substrate (Ref. 57549).

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

Stauffer, J.R. and A.F. Konings, 2006. Review of Copadichromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with the description of a new genus and six new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 17(1):9-42. (Ref. 57549)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00709 - 0.03231), b=2.97 (2.79 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 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 (13 of 100) .