Lepidiolamprologus cunningtoni (Boulenger, 1906)
Lepidiolamprologus cunningtoni
photo by Dubosc, J.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  29.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 8; dH range: 25 - 30
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is widely distributed.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Usually solitary. Prefers to swim close to the sand bottom. Digs large crater-shaped nests, even when there are rocks offering good shelters nearby, fact that shows that the choice of a nest site can be very revealing of a species ecology. Carnivorous, preys on fish (Ref. 6770).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.11.93
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 07.11.01
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.08.94

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