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Neolamprologus mondabu  (Boulenger, 1906)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Neolamprologus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,lampros = torch + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.4 - 8.4; dH range: 7 - 30.   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 12468), preferred ?; 3°S - 6°S

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Africa: Endemic throughout Lake Tanganyika except in the south where the niche is occupied by Neolamprologus modestus.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5667)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually solitary although many individuals may be observed at one time. Occurs in the rocky biotopes. Feeds on the eggs of Lamprichthys tanganicanus. Leaves the rocky biotope to breed in the sandy bottom (Ref. 7343).

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

Maréchal, C. and M. Poll, 1991. Neolamprologus. p. 274-294. 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. 5667)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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