Lamprologus lemairii

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Lamprologus lemairii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Lamprologus
L. lemairii
Binomial name
Lamprologus lemairii
Boulenger, 1899

Lamprologus lemairii is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it prefers to lurk by rocks or on the lake bed waiting for fish to prey on. This species can reach a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in) TL.[2] The specific name of this fish honours the leader of the Congo Free State expedition which collected the type, Lieutenant Charles Lemaire (1863-1925).[3]


  1. ^ Bigirimana, C. (2006). "Lamprologus lemairii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T60551A12378747. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Lamprologus lemairii" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (4 December 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily PSEUDOCRENILABRINAE (l-o)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 28 January 2019.