Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Neolamprologus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,lampros = torch + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 9.0; dH range: 10 - 25; depth range 15 - 45 m (Ref. 93980), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468)
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs along the southwestern coast of the lake in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 46829, 93980).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46829)
This species is not very colorful (Ref. 12251). Lives in the intermediate habitat, which is characterized by a sandy bottom with numerous rocks; maintains close contact with rocky substrate; ventral part of body remains just few millimeters above substrate while fish follows contours of rock; rare cichlid; occurs at dephts deeper than 15 m; highly developed lateral line system for prey detection (Ref. 46829). Crustaceans, insect larvae, copepods, snail fragments, plant material and sand grains found in stomach (Ref. 46829, 93980).
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .