Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Neolamprologus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,lampros = torch + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.6 - 8.0; dH range: 8 - 12. Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672); 3°S - 6°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5667)
Africa: endemic to the northern half of Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 6770, 46829, 53528). Does not appear in Zambian waters (Ref. 52921).
Rock-dweller (Ref. 6770). Occurs in the intermediate habitat (Ref. 46829). Caught at depths between 1 and 10 m; average depth is 5.15 m (Ref. 53528). Feeds mostly from the sandy substrate in areas characterized by small rock and pebbles (Ref. 46829). Its prey consists of invertebrates that live in the sand (Ref. 52921). Eats insect larvae and crustaceans (Ref. 46829), but also feeds on snails (Ref. 6770, 7343, 46829). Has strong teeth on the lower pharyngeal bone, typical of a snail-crushing cichlid (Ref. 52921).
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00709 - 0.03231), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .