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Aulonocara kandeensis  Tawil & Allgayer, 1987

Blue orchid aulonocara
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Aulonocara: Greek, aulos = flute + Greek, kara = face, head (Ref. 45335).

Issue
Considered as valid in FB, synonymized with the species Aulonocara maylandi Trewavas, 1984 in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Oct. 2012: Ref. 92135). Please send references, or more studies are needed.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 8.3.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468), preferred ?; 11°S - 12°S

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Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs on Kande Island.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4975)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on sand-dwelling invertebrates (Ref. 5595).

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

Maréchal, C., 1991. Aulonocara. p. 11-17. 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. 4975)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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