Lamprologus meleagris Büscher, 1991
photo by Hagblom, F.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, only known from Bwassa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 93961).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Shell-brooding cichlid found in low-density shell areas; greedy eater, feeding mainly on insect larvae (Ref. 46829). Typical snail inhabiter which uses the snail shells as breeding caves; males are too large to fit into the shell so they merely squirt their sperm into the shell at the opportune time (Ref. 12251).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 10.03.98
Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 01.08.13

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