Xenotilapia burtoni Poll, 1951
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  17.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika and only known from the type locality: Burton Bay in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 46829, 53528, 93927).
Biology:  Found on sandy or muddy bottoms and feeds on insect larvae and crustaceans (Ref. 46829). Remnants of ostracods and shells have been found as well (Ref. 93927). Caught at a depth of 40 m (Ref. 93927), but average depth is about 10 m (Ref. 53528). Forms schools (Ref. 6770).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 07.03.94
Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 13.08.13
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.08.94

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