Female at her nest
A female of Boulengerochromis microlepis guarding her spawn in the nest found in open substrate of the intermediate area in Nkondwe Island, Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania]. In this case the nest was found at five meters depth, the defying male was always around.Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (11-Sep-2010). determiner Patrick Tawil

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Boulengerochromini

Genus
Boulengerochromis

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
14-Jan-2008

Boulengerochromis microlepis (Boulenger, 1899)


Original description as Tilapia microlepis:

ZooBank:8A6078DD-C34D-4947-B465-89D95DFA3FBB.

  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1899. "Second contribution to the ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika - On the fishes obtained by the Congo Free State Expedition under Lieut. Lemaire in 1898". Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. 15(4): 87–96 (crc00043)

Conservation: Boulengerochromis microlepis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).

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