Lacustricola moeruensis (Boulenger, 1914)
Moero lampeye
photo by Seegers, L.

Family:  Procatopodidae (African lampeyes), subfamily: Procatopodinae
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.19999980926514, non-migratory
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Mweru and upper Lualaba river drainages in southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and drainage systems of Lake Mweru and Mweru Wantipa, Lake Young, Luombo river and Chambezi river in the upper Congo River basin in northeastern Zambia (Ref. 47311). Also reported from the Luongo River (upper Congo River basin) in Zambia (Ref. 27609), Lake Rukwa drainage in Tanzania (Ref. 27292) and the Okavango system in Namibia (Ref. 33857).
Biology:  Occurs in swampy, shallow parts of lakes and river drainages (Ref. 3788, 47311). Not a seasonal killifish (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.04.94
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 16.11.16
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.02.95

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