Lacustricola macrurus (Boulenger, 1904)
Big tailed lampeye
Lacustricola macrurus
photo by Mertens, P.

Family:  Procatopodidae (African lampeyes), subfamily: Procatopodinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  Africa: Cuanza River and minor rivers flowing into the Atlantic Ocean in Angola (Ref. 47311, 120641). Possibly also in the Cunene River system in Angola (Ref. 11970, 52193, 120641) and Namibia (Ref. 52193). Unconfirmed reports from the Cubango (e.g. in Ref. 11970) and upper Kasai in central and northeastern Angola respectively, at least the latter may represent an unidentified species (Ref. 47311).
Biology:  Occurs in small rivers, brooks, swamps and shallow parts of larger rivers and lakes (Ref. 47311). Not a seasonal killifish (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.04.94
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 18.04.20
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 18.04.20

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