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Neolamprologus christyi  (Trewavas & Poll, 1952)

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 8.5; dH range: 10 - 15.   Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059); 3°S - 9°S

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Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs along the southeastern shore of the lake, from Isanga (Zambia) to Kipili (Tanzania)(Ref. 46829).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46829)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rather common in habitats where rocks border larger stretches of sand, normally in water with a depth of less than 10 metres (Ref. 46829). In captivity, this species is an aggressive cichlid which can be only kept with larger or very active tank mates (Ref. 7343). Feeds on invertebrates like crustaceans, small mollusks, worms and insect larvae (Ref. 7343, 46829).

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Konings, A., 1998. Tanganyika cichlids in their natural habitat. Cichlid Press. 272 p. (Ref. 46829)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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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):  3.3   ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.