Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Neolamprologus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,lampros = torch + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 9.0; dH range: 10 - 25; depth range 15 - 46 m (Ref. 12251). Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468)
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, occurs along the southwestern coast of the lake in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 12251, 46829, 93979).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93979)
Found in the intermediate habitat, which consists of a sandy bottom with numerous rocks (Ref. 46829, 93979). Occurs at depths from 15 to 45 metres and maintains close contact with rocky substrate (Ref. 93979). Crustaceans, insect larvae, copepods, snail fragments, algal strands and sand grains were found in stomach (Ref. 46829, 93979). Highly developed lateral line system as an optimized method of prey detection (Ref. 46829).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Büscher, H. H., 1992. Neolamprologus nigriventris n. sp.: ein neuer Tanganjikasee-Cichlide (Cichlidae, Lamprologini). D.A.T.Z. 45(12):778-782. (Ref. 93979)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .