Teleostei (teleosts) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Lepidiolamprologus: Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, lampros = light + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Poll & Stewart.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.4 - 8.4; dH range: 7 - 30. Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 12468); 6°S - 9°S
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs between Nkamba Bay in Zambia and Kala in Tanzania (Ref. 46829).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5655)
Rock-dweller (Ref. 6770, 7343, 46829). Usually solitary (Ref. 6770, 46829), covers large distances while cruising through habitat searching for prey (Ref. 46829). Does not roam the wide open sandy bottoms; carnivorous, preys on fish (Ref. 6770). Piscivore; found in shallow water as well as deeper than 40 metres (Ref. 46829).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Konings, A., 1998. Tanganyika cichlids in their natural habitat. Cichlid Press. 272 p. (Ref. 46829)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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