Steatocranus gibbiceps Boulenger, 1899
photo by Dubosc, J.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal,
Distribution:  Africa: Pool Malebo (=Stanley Pool) and the lower Congo River (Ref. 52307), downstream up to Matadi (Ref. 94498), in Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 52307).
Diagnosis:  Description: males may posses a well-developed hump on head (Ref. 52307). Coloration: scales light with dark margins (Ref. 52307).
Biology:  Rheophilic; feeds primarily on mollusks (snails); pair-bonding, cave spawning species (Ref. 52307).
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 - 03.03.94
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 18.12.17
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 31.08.94

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