Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Anomalochromis: Greek, anomalos = uneven, irregular + Greek, chromis = a marine fish without identification, dealing with perch; cited by Plinius (Ref. 45335). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 12. Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 1672); 13°N - 4°N
Africa: coastal rivers from the Konkouré (Guinea) to the St. John (Liberia) (Ref. 53405).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5599)
Prefers shallow and muddy waters in savannah-like areas, with water temperatures approaching 30°C during the dry season; also found in waters bordering forested areas; when stressed or disturbed, the species will hide in the mud, sometimes up to 30 cm deep; biparental, open substratum spawner (Ref. 52307). Maximum recorded TL was 6.5 cm (Ref. 5599).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Daget, J., 1991. Anomalochromis. p. 6. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Checklist of freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussles; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5599)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00674 - 0.03099), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), 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. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=500).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .