Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Lamprologus: Greek, lampros = light + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 42182), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs in the southern end of the lake (Ref. 42182). Also Ref. 33021.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42182)
Stenotopic, occurring exclusively on mud bottoms; sublittoral habitat ranging from 5 m to more than 40 m depth; habitat flat or of negligible gradient; digs holes which serve as refuges from predators, breeding sites and form central parts of territories; territory size varies between 1 and 3 m²; found to use shells of the gastropod N. tanganyicense as refuges and breeding sites instead of holes; monogamous; fish community at Mpulungu dominated by this species (Ref. 42182).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bills, I.R. and A.J. Ribbink, 1997. Description of Lamprologus laparogramma sp. nov., and rediagnosis of Lamprologus signatus Poll 1956 and Lamprologus kungweensis Poll 1952, with notes on their ecology and behaviour (Teleostei: Cichlidae). S. Afr. J. Sci. 93:555-564. (Ref. 42182)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .