Teleostei (teleosts) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Lamprologus: Greek, lampros = light + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Pellegrin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, only known from the Sambala River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 93962).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93962)
Most probably a lacustrine species that ventures into river mouths; by general features it appears to belong to the shell-dweller group of fishes (Ref. 6770). Bottom-oriented shell breeder (Ref. 95525).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Brichard, P., 1989. Pierre Brichard's book of cichlids and all the other fishes of Lake Tanganyika. T.F.H. Publications, Inc. 544 p. (Ref. 6770)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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