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Coptodon margaritacea  (Boulenger, 1916)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?; 6°N - 3°N

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Africa: known only from the Nyong basin in Cameroon (Ref. 81260).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5163)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10. Diagnosis: 9 or fewer rakers on lower limb of first arch; pearly spots on cheek and opercle; bluish pearly oblique band across dorsal fin from base of first spine to posterior border of soft rays; outer row jaw teeth slender and rather pointed; 2 scale rows on cheek (rarely 3); dorsal fin with 13-15 spines and 10-13 soft rays (total of 25-27 fin rays) (Ref. 81260).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Substrate brooder (Ref. 81260).

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

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)

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=0.01622 (0.00701 - 0.03755), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.1 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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.