Boulengerochromis microlepis (Boulenger, 1899)
Giant cichlid
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  80 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 4,500.0 g
Environment:  pelagic; pH range: 9; dH range: 10; depth range - 85 m,
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to and widely distributed in Lake Tanganyika.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits near-shore surface waters. Firm flesh is highly valued (Ref. 4967). Largest African cichlid (Ref. 4537).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 14.07.92
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 29.06.15
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 12.08.94

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