Lethrinops microstoma Trewavas, 1931
Littletooth sandeater
photo by Dubosc, J.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  14.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Found at Cape Maclear, East coast, near Masinje, and Likoma Islands. Also in Senga Bay.
Biology:  Encountered only in shallow sandy and intermediate habitats when breeding, and disappeared in the same area after the season. Probably migrates to deeper levels when not breeding. Feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 5595).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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