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Altolamprologus calvus  (Poll, 1978)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Altolamprologus: Latin, altus, a, -um = well feeded + Greek lamprologeo = to speak splendidly about. Perhaps related to the proper characteristics of the fish.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 8.0 - 9.0; dH range: 9 - 19.   Tropical; 23°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060); 3°S - 9°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5598)

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Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, found in the southwestern part of the lake (Ref. 46829, 52921).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Deep and laterally very compressed body wih permits it to enter narrow cracks and shallow caves; feeds mainly on shrimps and other crustaceans; stalker which cruises through rocky habitat maintaining a distance of between 30 and 100 cm between themselves and substrate (Ref. 46829).

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Konings, A., 1998. Tanganyika cichlids in their natural habitat. Cichlid Press. 272 p. (Ref. 46829)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00397 - 0.02640), b=2.99 (2.75 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=200).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.