Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Lepidiolamprologus: Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, lampros = light + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 45 - 45 m (Ref. 47366). Tropical
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, only known from the type locality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 46829, 47366).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47366)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Habitat characterized by a steeply dropping and craggy rock cliff with terrace-like flats covered by deposits of sand and detritus and with many horizontal and vertical, narrow cracks; compressed body and short pectorals indicate a life in narrow, vertical cracks (Ref. 47366).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Büscher, H.H., 1995. Ein neuer Cichlide von der zairischen Küste des Tanganjikasees Neolamprologus variostigma n. sp. (Cichlidae, Lamprologini). Datz 48(12):794-797. (Ref. 47366)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .