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Copadichromis verduyni  Konings, 1990

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Copadichromis: Greek, kopas, -ados = carved + Chromis, see.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.3 - 8.3; dH range: 5 - 30.   Tropical; 24°C - 27°C (Ref. 12468), preferred ?; 13°S - 14°S

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Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi, occurring along the eastern shores between Chimwalani Reef and Gome Village.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4979)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: 3 lateral spots on body; supra-pectoral spot about 1.5 times supra-anal spot; supra-pectoral spot in contact with upper lateral line; supra-anal spot separate from upper lateral line; no narrow black submarginal band in dorsal fin; breeding males with yellow breast, wide yellow marginal band in anal fin and white margin in dorsal fin; female C. verduyni cannot reliably be distinguished from those of C. trewavasae (Ref. 57549).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in the sand/rock interface; among congeners, this species defends the least-visible spawning sites; most males defend spawning sites at depths of 9-15m; females and non-territorial males feed from the plankton in the water colmun 1-3m off the bottom and on benthic invertebrates (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. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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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=0.01479 (0.00693 - 0.03157), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), 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) .