Paracyprichromis nigripinnis (Boulenger, 1901)
photo by B├╝scher, H.H.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Tanganyika.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Gregarious, form schools of several hundreds of fish. Feed on zooplankton that are present in the open water column above the rocky substrate (Ref. 7343). Females brood their young in the mouth (Ref. 86760).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 18.02.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.04.11
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.03.94

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