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Lamprologus meleagris  Büscher, 1991

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Lamprologus: Greek, lampros = light + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 13614)

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Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, only known from Bwassa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 93961).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13614)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Shell-brooding cichlid found in low-density shell areas; greedy eater, feeding mainly on insect larvae (Ref. 46829). Typical snail inhabiter which uses the snail shells as breeding caves; males are too large to fit into the shell so they merely squirt their sperm into the shell at the opportune time (Ref. 12251).

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Büscher, H.H., 1991. Neue Schneckencichliden aus dem Tanganjikasee. Lamprologus meleagris n. sp. und L. speciosus n. sp. (Cichlidae, Lamprologini). D.A.T.Z. 44(6):374-382. (Ref. 93961)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00709 - 0.03231), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.