Male at Sibwesa
A male of Lestradea perspicax at Sibwesa, Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania]. Photo by Ad Konings. (30-Sep-2005). determiner Thomas Andersen

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Ectodini

Genus
Lestradea

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
21-Jul-2021

Lestradea perspicax Poll, 1943

Bweswa.


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Original description as Lestradea perspicax:

ZooBank:0B716342-747A-4D89-BE53-15043FCBA175.

  • Poll, Max. 1943. "Descriptions de poissons nouveaux du Lac Tanganika, appartenant aux familles des Clariidae et Cichlidae". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. pp. 305-318 (crc00733)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Lestradea perspicax is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). It is still a very common cichlid in shallow sandy habitats even though such areas are often overfished by beach seines. L. perspicax is not targeted by fishermen because it is just too small and it can easily swim through the mazes of regulatory nets, but nowadays mosquito nets are used more often. It can also escape approaching nets by diving into the sand and wait till the net has passed the area. L. perspicax also occurs over sand in areas with a few large rocks preventing seines to be pulled onshore, so there appears to be no direct threat to the species.