Neolamprologus cylindricus

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Neolamprologus cylindricus
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Lamprologini
Genus: Neolamprologus
Species: N. cylindricus
Binomial name
Neolamprologus cylindricus
Staeck & Seegers, 1986

Lamprologus cylindricus

Neolamprologus cylindricus is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is only known to occur in the southeastern part of the lake. It prefers to live in recesses in the substrate and eats small benthic invertebrates. It lays its eggs in caves. It keeps close to the rocky bottom of the lake, mainly in depths less than 10 meters. This species can reach a length of 10.4 centimetres (4.1 in) TL. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Neolamprologus cylindricus" in FishBase. November 2014 version.