Limnochromis auritus (Boulenger, 1901)
Spangled cichlid
Limnochromis auritus
photo by de Vos, L.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 7; dH range: 10 - 20
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic throughout Lake Tanganyika, at great depths.
Biology:  Considered an easygoing and adaptable fish of long standing with aquarists. Is noteworthy among lake mouth brooders by the fact that both parents participate in the incubation of the brood, which implies that the mates are bonded in a monogamous relationship lasting until at least as long as the fry are incubated (Ref. 6770).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.11.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.03.94

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