Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Lepidiolamprologus: Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, lampros = light + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335); kamambae: The specific epithet is a genitive based on the name of Kamamba Island at which the type series was collected (Ref. 91764).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, known from Kamamba Island and Kerenge Island in Tanzania (Ref. 91764).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91764)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species characterized by emarginate or truncate caudal fin, small scales (61-74) and presence of dermosphenotic bone combined with absence of other infraorbital ossicles (Ref. 91764). It is similar to Lepidiolamprologus elongatus, L. kendalli and L. mimicus in color pattern composed of three horizontal rows of dark blotches on each side of body; distinguished from all of these species by presence of a broad dark stripe on cheek (Ref. 91764).
Found in transition zone between rocks and sand at 15 m depth; habitat consists of sparsely scattered stones of 0.2-2 m in size on white sand bottom; hunts prey on the open sand floor; feeds mainly on cichlid fish juveniles (Ref. 91764).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O., M. Karlsson and M. Karlsson, 2012. Lepidiolamprologus kamambae, a new species of cichlid fish (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika. Zootaxa 3492:30-48. (Ref. 91764)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [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
): 4.0 ±0.7 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 (19 of 100) .