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Chetia brevicauda Bills & Weyl, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Chetia: Moçambique local name;  brevicauda: The species name describes the low number of caudal vertebrae and the short caudal peduncle (Ref. 52267).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Lecitu River, Buzi system, in Mozambique (Ref. 52267, 52307).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52267)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 29. Diagnosis: compressed and deep body with greatest body depth at origin of pelvic fins; head large, 39.4-41.0% SL; premaxillary pedicel of upper jaw slightly longer than dentigerous arm of premaxilla; sloping at an angle of 77° from horizon; dental arcade with 2 rows of closely set unicuspid teeth, 53 in outer row, 40 in inner; lower jaw relatively long with rounded dental arcade, and 2 rows of erect, slightly recurved and irregularly spaced unicuspid teeth, 37 in outer row, a few teeth in inner; 26-27 total dorsal fin rays; 12-13 total anal fin rays; pectoral fin relatively long, 25.0-28.4% SL, just reaching origin of anal fin; caudal peduncle short and deep; cycloid scales with a few weakly ctenoid scales on lower flanks; 20-22 upper and 10-12 lower lateral line scales; 6-7 scales between pelvic and pectoral fin bases; 5-7 scales between lateral line and origin of dorsal fin; 4-5 cheeck scale rows; 15 abdominal vertebrae; 14 caudal vertebrae (Ref. 52267).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in quiet backwater (Ref. 52267).

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

Bills, I.R. and O.L.F. Weyl, 2002. A new species of the genus Chetia (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Lecitu River, Buzi System, Mozambique. Smithiana Spec. Publ. 1:1-11. (Ref. 52267)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 March 2007

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 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .