Haplochromis elegans Trewavas, 1933
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  7.3 cm (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  Africa: Lakes Edward and George and Kazinga channel.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in inshore regions especially near papyrus shores where the bottom is sandy (Ref. 4983). Feeds mostly on chironomid larvae, although emergent aquatic Diptera are also eaten when available (Ref. 558).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 30.03.92
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 31.05.05
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.03.94

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