Neolamprologus cancellatus, a new cichlid fish from Lake Tanganyika, Africa

By Aibara, Mitsuto & Tetsumi Takahashi & Kazuhiro Nakaya

Ichthyological Research, v. 52; pp. 354-359 2005. DOI: 10.1007/s10228-005-0296-0


" Neolamprologus cancellatus, a new cichlid species, is described on the basis of eight specimens from the Zambian coast of Lake Tanganyika. The new species is characterized by a subtruncate caudal fin and a body that is slender (depth 22.3-25.2% in standard length) and easily distinguishable from its congeners by having 7-8 anal fin spines, 34-37 scales in longitudinal line, 33 total vertebrae, and a gridlike body pattern on a pale brownish body color. This species is only known to inhabit the shallow (2-7 m depth), rocky bottom of Wonzye Point in the southern part of the lake "

Classification: Taxonomy and phylogeny, Lake Tanganyika.

Language: English

Aibara, Mitsuto & Tetsumi Takahashi & Kazuhiro Nakaya. 2005. "Neolamprologus cancellatus, a new cichlid fish from Lake Tanganyika, Africa". Ichthyological Research. v. 52; pp. 354-359. DOI: 10.1007/s10228-005-0296-0 (crc01360) (abstract)