This species is found along rocky shores and sometimes in the intermediate habitat between sandy and rock areas. It occurs at depths of 5–15 metres (16–49 ft). It feeds on invertebrates, mainly adult and larval in insects, that hide among aquatic vegetation or algae. The breeding males defend a cave among the rocks. The females mouthbrood the eggs and fry, guarding them after they have been released. This species is known as "Haplochromis Hertae" in the aquarium trade.
- Kazembe, J.; Makocho, P. (2006). "Eclectochromis lobochilus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T60914A12422781. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T60914A12422781.en.
- Trewavas, Ethelwynn (1935). "A Synopsis of the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyasa" (PDF). Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10. 16 (91): 83, 94. doi:10.1080/00222933508655026.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Eclectochromis lobochilus" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
|This Cichlidae-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|