Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cichliformes
(Cichlids, convict blennies) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Neolamprologus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,lampros = torch + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 9.0; dH range: 10 - 25; depth range 20 - 60 m (Ref. 93985). Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 13614)
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganika, probably lake-wide distribution, but not observed in Zambian waters yet (Ref. 46829).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13614)
Occurs above substrate consisting of sand, detritus and mud; also found in terrace-like edges and recesses in rock faces, between large rocks and in rock failures (Ref. 93985). Most often seen solitary and at bottom edge of rocky habitat where it meets the sandy/muddy substrate; rarely found in waters shallower than 30 metres (Ref. 46829). Has been observed at a depth of 60 m; copepods, insect larvae, algae, sand and snail remnants have been found in stomach (Ref. 93985).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Büscher, H. H., 1995. Ein neuer Cichlide aus dem Tanganjikasee. Neolamprologus ventralis n. sp. (Cichlidae, Lamprologini). D.A.T.Z. 48(6):379-382. (Ref. 93985)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .