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: Nanochromis: Latin, nannus = small + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); teugelsi: Named after Guy G. Teugels, former curator of fishes at the Africa Museum in Tervuren, Belgium (Ref. 57723).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: Kwilu and Kasai drainages, Lake Tumba and the main river channel between both (middle Congo River basin), in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 57723).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57723)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 17 - 19;
soft rays: 7 - 8. Nanochromis teugelsi is characterized by the absence of scales on nape, cheeks, and chest, but is has a fully scaled opercle (Ref. 57723). It has an elevated upper lateral line, with about half or more contiguous with the dorsal-fin base; it has 15-23 upper lateral-line scales and 4-8 lower lateral-line scales (Ref. 57723). It is also characterized by the absence of a supraneural bone (Ref. 57723).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lamboj, A. and R. Schelly, 2006. Nanochromis teugelsi, a new cichlid species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Kasai Region and central Congo basin. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 17(3):247-254. (Ref. 57723)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00690 - 0.03171), b=2.97 (2.79 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (10 of 100) .