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Astatoreochromis alluaudi  Pellegrin, 1904

Alluaud's haplo
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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: Astatoreochromis: Greek, astato = unstable + Greek, rheos = stream + Greek, chromis = a marine fish without identification, dealing with perch; cited by Plinius (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Pellegrin.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 8.5; dH range: 15 - ?; depth range ? - 20 m.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?; 2°N - 4°S

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Africa: Lakes Victoria, Kyoga, Edward, George, Nabugabo, Kachira and Nakavali; rivers and streams associated with these lakes.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 20; Anal spines: 4-6

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Used for snail control (Ref.4967). Not confined to any particular type of substrate in Lake Victoria. Ubiquitous in waters less than 20 m. Found in papyrus swamps (Ref. 5602). Omnivorous, swamp-dweller (Ref. 6770).

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

Assumed to be a mouth brooder. Replace ASAP.

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

van Oijen, M.J.P. and J. Snoeks, 1991. Astatoreochromis. p. 9-10. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Checklist of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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