Teleostei (teleosts) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Neolamprologus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,lampros = torch + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Trewavas & Poll.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.3 - 8.5; dH range: 18 - ?, usually 6 - 12 m (Ref. 118184). Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059); 3°S - 9°S
Africa: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5667)
Occurs in sediment-rich regions. Breeds in pairs, with both male and female defending the territory in a joint effort (Ref. 7343). About 20-60 eggs are produced and deposited in crevices (Ref. 36877).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The eggs are deposited in crevices; the area is defended by males, females, and larger juveniles together. Pairs remain together until one partner dies.
Maréchal, C. and M. Poll, 1991. Neolamprologus. p. 274-294. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5667)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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