Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Neolamprologus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,lampros = torch + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.6 - 8.0; dH range: 8 - 12; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672); 3°S - 6°S
Africa: endemic to the northern half of Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 6770, 46829, 53528). Does not appear in Zambian waters (Ref. 52921).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5667)
Rock-dweller (Ref. 6770). Occurs in the intermediate habitat (Ref. 46829). Caught at depths between 1 and 10 m; average depth is 5.15 m (Ref. 53528). Feeds mostly from the sandy substrate in areas characterized by small rock and pebbles (Ref. 46829). Its prey consists of invertebrates that live in the sand (Ref. 52921). Eats insect larvae and crustaceans (Ref. 46829), but also feeds on snails (Ref. 6770, 7343, 46829). Has strong teeth on the lower pharyngeal bone, typical of a snail-crushing cichlid (Ref. 52921).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Konings, A., 1998. Tanganyika cichlids in their natural habitat. Cichlid Press. 272 p. (Ref. 46829)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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=0.01905 (0.00827 - 0.04391), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .