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Placidochromis boops  Hanssens, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Placidochromis: Latin, placidus = of peaceful or tranquile appearance + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  boops: From the Greek "bo-opis" = cow-eyed, big-eyed, referring to its large eyes (Ref. 55898).

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 74 - 125 m (Ref. 55898).   Tropical

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Africa: endemic to Lake Malawi, occurs in the southern part of the lake in Malawi (Ref. 55898).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55898)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: head length 37.9-39.8 %SL; body depth 34.9-37.7 %SL; snout length 30.8-35.3 % head length; lower jaw length 42.6-46.0 % head length; premaxillary pedicel length 29.4-34.0 % head length; cheek depth 19.7-23.4 % head length; lachrymal length 19.7-22.7 % head length; predorsal distance 39.7-41.8 %SL; 16-19 gill-rakers on lower limb of first arch (Ref. 55898).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Hanssens, M., 2004. The deep-water Placidochromis species. p. 104-197. In J. Snoeks (ed.) The cichlid diversity of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: identification, distribution and taxonomy. Cichlid Press, El Paso, USA. (Ref. 55898)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00690 - 0.03171), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, 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 (15 of 100) .