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. Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060); 3°S - 9°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5667)
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs along the coast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Ref. 27631, 94008).
Shell-dweller (Ref. 6770, 7343), or at least a shell-spawner (Ref. 6770). Dwarf species (Ref. 6770). Found over muddy areas; feeds on small invertebrates, like shrimp and insect larvae (Ref. 7343). Specimens have been caught at a depth of 35 m and in area with many Neothauma shells (Ref. 53528, 94008). Shrimp remnants found in stomach (Ref. 53528).
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. 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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates in FishBase (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.50 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 (10 of 100) .