Trematocara zebra De Vos, Nshombo & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1996
Trematocara zebra
photo by de Vos, L.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  6.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 60 m,
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, known from the rocky coast in the northwestern part of the lake; resticted and local distribution (Ref. 27631).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-8; Vertebrae: 28-29
Biology:  Occurs in the sublittoral and benthic zone of rocky shores; caught between 10 and 60 m deep; remnants of shrimps found in stomach; indications of movements from deep to shallow water during the night to feed or avoid predation (Ref. 27631).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 24.02.99
Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 24.07.13

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