Teleogramma monogramma (Pellegrin, 1927)
Teleogramma monogramma
photo by Stiassny, M.L.J.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  7.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: rivers Lulua (Ref. 52307, 80305, 104438) and Kasai (Ref. 52307, 80305)(middle Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Diagnosis:  Description: slender, elongated, rounded to slightly flattened body; lateral line with 33-35 pored scales; scales very small but body scales larger than in congeners; swim bladder reduced; a single lateral line (Ref. 52307).
Biology:  Rheophilic; pair-bonding, cave spawner (Ref. 52307). Maximum TL was recorded at 9.7 cm (Ref. 5703).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 03.03.94
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 12.02.18
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 31.08.94

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