Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor (Schöller, 1903)
Egyptian mouth-brooder
photo by Brown, D.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.80000019073486 - 7.19999980926514; dH range: 10 - 14, non-migratory
Distribution:  Africa: Nile River system, Lake Albert, Semliki River, Lakes Victoria and Kyoga, Malawa and Aswa Rivers, Lake George, Lake Nabugabo, swampy lakes Kachira, Kijanebalola and Nakavali which lie between Lakes Edward and Victora; and rivers and lakes of Uganda including the Albert Lake drainage. Absent from Lake Turkana. Previously, two subspecies were recognized: Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae and Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor.
Diagnosis:  Caudal fin rounded.
Biology:  Inhabits streams and ponds (Ref. 4967). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects (Ref. 7020), algae, vegetable fragments and small fish (Ref. 28714). Ovophilic, agamous maternal mouthbrooder; no pair-bonding takes place (Ref. 52307).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Teugels, Guy - 16.12.92
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 20.02.18
Checked by: Musschoot, Tobias - 22.01.13

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