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: Coptodon: Bechuana, African native thiape = fish (Ref. 45335); konkourensis: The name konkourensis refers to the Konkouré River, the drainage to which the new species appears to be endemic; used as a noun in apposition (Ref. 90097).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Africa: middle Konkouré River and its tributary, the Kakrima in Guinea (Ref. 90097).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90097)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from all other Tilapia sensu lato except Tilapia fusiforme Dunz & Schliewen, 2010 in having a shallower body 30.0-31.5% vs. 32.9-52.5% SL and from
Tilapia fusiforme in having eight instead of nine to twelve lower lateral-line scales (Ref. 90097).
Occurs in rapids (Ref. 90097).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dunz, A.R. and U.K. Schliewen, 2013. Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the haplotilapiine cichlid fishes formerly referred to as "Tilapia". Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 68(1):64-80. (Ref. 93285)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .