Neolamprologus tetracanthus (Boulenger, 1899)
Fourspine cichlid
photo by Barberis, C.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 8; dH range: 12 - 15
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is widely distributed.
Biology:  Sand-dweller. Feeds on mollusks, insect larvae, and fish. N. tetracanthus is not a typical crusher of mollusk shells but it is able to suck the mollusk out of its shell (Ref. 7343).
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 - 02.02.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 13.06.18
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.03.94

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