Adult in front of nest
An adult of exLamprologus calliurus in front of the shell nest in Cape Mpimbwe at 30 meters depth, Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania].Photo by Manuel Salazar González. (13-Sep-2010). determiner Patrick Tawil






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exLamprologus calliurus (Boulenger, 1906)

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Original description as Lamprologus calliurus:


  • 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)

Conservation: exLamprologus calliurus is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. exLamprologus calliurus has a lake wide distribution and is too small to play any role as food fish even though plankton-feeding males would be liable to be caught in nets. As far as I can see there is no threat to the existence of this species.