Male at Mbita
A male of exLamprologus multifasciatus at his shell at a depth of approximately 10 meters at Mbita Island, Lake Tanganyika [Zambia]. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings






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exLamprologus multifasciatus (Boulenger, 1906)


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Original description as Lamprologus multifasciatus:


  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1906. "Fourth Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika - Report on the collection of fishes made by Dr. W. A. Cunnington during the third Tanganyika Expedition, 1904-1905". Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Vol. 17, Part 6(1): pp. 537-619. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1905.tb000 (crc00004)

Conservation: exLamprologus multifasciatus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Apart from erosion which brings sediment in the lake covering up the various shell beds, exLamprologus multifasciatus is not threatened in its existence. Shell-beds are common in the southern part of the lake and exLamprologus multifasciatus is found there in dense populations.