Pair at Kalambo
A pair of exLamprologus callipterus at Kalambo, Lake Tanganyika. Photo by Rusty Wessel. determiner Ad Konings






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exLamprologus callipterus (Boulenger, 1906)

Miseke; Zagezi.

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Original description as Lamprologus callipterus:


  • 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)

Synonyms (3):

Conservation: exLamprologus callipterus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). exLamprologus callipterus is a very common cichlid that is too small to be of interest to most fishermen on Lake Tanganyika. Because of its lake-wide distribution there is no threat anticipated other than such that would threaten the entire fauna of the lake.