Lobochilotes labiata (Boulenger, 1898)
photo by Geelhand, D.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  36.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.5 - 8.5; dH range: 13 - 17
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is widely distributed.
Biology:  One of the largest cichlids in the lake. Usually observed near rocks, but suspected to roam the sunken sand plains in search of bivalve mollusks, crabs, and other invertebrates (Ref. 6770), often in aggregation (Ref. 86760). Females brood their young in the mouth (Ref. 86760).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.11.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 13.06.21
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 13.06.21

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