Lacustricola kassenjiensis (Ahl, 1924)
Kasenye lampeye
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Family:  Procatopodidae (African lampeyes), subfamily: Procatopodinae
Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); 3 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Albert, including the delta of the Semliki River and the Victoria Nile River below the Murchison Falls, in northwestern Uganda and northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 47311).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Diagnosis: Depth of body contained 3 to 4 times in the standard length; dorsal fin with 7-9 rays, anal fin with 13-15 rays; 24-28 scales in a longitudinal series, 18-20 around the body in front of the pelvic fins (Ref. 4903, 47311). Description: It is a small, relatively deep-bodied species with strong lateral compression (Ref. 47311). Squamation of 'H'-type (Ref. 47311). Colouration: Male colouration: pale yellow-gray in basic body colour, with a distinct light blue iridescence on the sides, which is most intense between the upper part of the pectoral fins and the beginning of the dorsal fin; all scales have narrow brown borders; the dorsal and anal fins are pale yellow with brown spots and stripes, most prominent in the posterior parts of the fins; the caudal fin is also yellow with a large number of brown spots, aranged in irregular cross-bars; all unpaired fins have narrow borders which may be black, yellow, orange or red; the colour of the fin margins is variable at the species level and all variations may be found in a single population (Ref. 47311). Female colouration: translucent yellow-gray, with narrow brown borders to the scales on the sides of the body, but lacking the light blue iridescence of the male; all fins colourless (Ref. 47311). Both sexes show a bright light blue reflection in the upper part of the iris (Ref. 47311).
Biology:  Found in open water, and also among bordering vegetation in the shore regions and swampy lagoonal parts of Lake Albert (Ref. 47311).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 26.10.16
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 27.10.16

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