Male at Mkangazi
A male of exLamprologus ornatipinnis at Mkangazi, Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania], in front of his shell. The much smaller female is possibly inside. Photo by Ad Konings. (29-Jun-2015). determiner Ad Konings





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exLamprologus ornatipinnis (Poll, 1949)

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Original description as Lamprologus ornatipinnis:


  • Poll, Max. 1949. "Deuxième série de Cichlidae nouveaux recueillis par la mission hydrobiologique belge en Lac Tanganyika (1946-1947)". Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. 25(33):1-55 (crc00123)

Conservation: exLamprologus ornatipinnis 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 ornatipinnis is a widespread species with no known major widespread threat (Bigirimana, 2006).