Haplochromis mbipi (Lippitsch & Bouton, 1998)
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  13.06 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; depth range 0 - 6 m
Distribution:  Africa: known from most of south-eastern Lake Victoria.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-9; Vertebrae: 29-30
Biology:  Inhabits various stony and rocky habitats, including stone-sand mixed substrates. It is generally more abundant at gently sloping shores with small and medium sized rock boulders. Females, non-territorial males and subadults are gregarious and forage in groups. Feeds on a variety of food items such as diatoms, filamentous epilithic algae, detritus, insect larvae and Bryozoa.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 April 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.04.99

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