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Placidochromis nkhatae  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);  nkhatae: Named after its type locality, Nkhata Bay, Malawi (Ref. 55898).

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 50 - ? m (Ref. 55898).   Tropical

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Africa: endemic to Lake Malawi, only known from Nkhata Bay in Malawi (Ref. 55898).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55898)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. Diagnosis: snout length 37.2 % head length; lower jaw length 33.8 % head length; outer oral teeth mixed unicuspid with some unequally bicuspid or shouldered bicuspid teeth; premaxillary pedicel length 27.6 % head length; cheek depth 26.5 % head length; interorbital width 24.2 % head length; lower pharyngeal teeth enlarged and molariform; body depth 37.8 %SL (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=0.01000 (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):  3.3   ±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 (14 of 100) .