Teleogramma depressa Roberts & Stewart, 1976
Teleogramma depressa
photo by Stiassny, M.L.J.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  9.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal,
Distribution:  Africa: rapids of the lower Congo River (Ref. 42510, 52307, 104438) in Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 104438).
Diagnosis:  Description: body extremely flattened; elevated number of pored body scales associated with laterosensory system; eyes located in a much more elevated position than those of any of its congeners; swim bladder reduced; scales very small; a single lateral line (Ref. 52307).
Biology:  Rheophilic; pair-bonding, cave spawner (Ref. 52307).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); 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 - 05.02.18
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 31.08.94

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