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Taeniolethrinops furcicauda  (Trewavas, 1931)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Taeniolethrinops: Latin, taenia = stripe + see under Lethrinus.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range 5 - 40 m.   Tropical, preferred ?; 9°S - 15°S

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Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5700)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs over open sandy areas, usually by itself. Feeds by filtering the sand through the gills and retaining the insect larvae and other edible material found in the sand (Ref. 5595).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Maréchal, C., 1991. Taeniolethrinops. p. 467-468. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse, G.G. Teugels and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 4. (Ref. 5700)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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