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Nanochromis consortus  Roberts & Stewart, 1976

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Nanochromis: Latin, nannus = small + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Roberts.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 20°N - 15°N

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Africa: lower Congo River rapids near Inga, in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 42510). Possibly also in the Cuvette Centrale (Ref. 52307).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5666)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: broad black band on outer edge of anal fin (especially in the much-smaller females); anterior dorsal fin rays extremely short, sometimes barely visible, more elongated in posterior portion; caudal fin in males somewhat lanceolate, although upper parts may possess elongated rays, giving it a lobe-like appearance; caudal fin more rounded in females; dorsal, anal and pelvic fin rays can be extremely elongated in males (Ref. 52307). Coloration: body bluish-gray, sometimes turquoise in the most anterior parts; snout, throat and breast slightly orange in some specimens; males with dark margins on body scales and well-developed rows of maculae on dorsal, anal and most of the caudal fin (save for the thin white margin on the upper edge); ripe females with red to violet belly that becomes extremely swollen immediately prior to spawning; large, white genital papilla always visible (Ref. 52307).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Cave-spawner (Ref. 52307).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

Daget, J., 1991. Nanochromis. p. 270-273. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5666)

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 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.