Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Lepidiolamprologus: Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, lampros = light + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.4 - 8.4; dH range: 7 - 30. Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 12468); 6°S - 9°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5655)
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs between Nkamba Bay in Zambia and Kala in Tanzania (Ref. 46829).
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).
Konings, A., 1998. Tanganyika cichlids in their natural habitat. Cichlid Press. 272 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01860 (0.00883 - 0.03917), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .