Haplotaxodon microlepis Boulenger, 1906
Haplotaxodon microlepis
photo by Mohamed, A.D.

 Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
 Max. size:  26 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic; pH range: 7 - 8.5; dH range: 10 - 15
 Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.
 Biology:  Adults roam the open waters of the lake, solitary or in pairs (Ref. 86760). Occasionally found schooling in coastal waters along rocky coasts. Feed on zooplankton (Ref. 6770). Biparental mouthbrooding of the young (Ref. 86760).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.11.93
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.08.94

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