Male at Kigoma
A male of Lepidiolamprologus boulengeri is bigger than the female and sometimes has a small harem of 2-3 females. He is never found hiding inside a shell. Kigoma, Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania].Photo by Ad Konings. (13-Jun-2012). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Lamprologini

Genus
Lepidiolamprologus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
30-Sep-2012

Lepidiolamprologus boulengeri (Steindachner, 1909)


Original description as Julidochromis boulengeri:

ZooBank:CB67E27A-AED5-4482-A53F-385EF584E9F0.

  • Steindachner, Franz. 1909. "Über einige neue Fischarten aus dem Tanganyikasee". Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. 46 (24); pp 399-404 (crc00053)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Lepidiolamprologus boulengeri is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Although L. boulengeri lives on the open sand, it is too small to be targeted by fishermen and it is usually found too deep to be accessible by beach seines (which are currently forbidden to employ in the Tanzanian part of the lake). So even though it has a relatively small area of distribution for a sand-dwelling species, it does not seem to be threatened by over fishing or otherwise.

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