Xenotilapia leptura

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Xenotilapia leptura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Ectodini
Genus: Xenotilapia
Species: X. leptura
Binomial name
Xenotilapia leptura
(Boulenger, 1901)
  • Asprotilapia leptura Boulenger, 1901

Xenotilapia leptura is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it prefers areas with rocky substrates. This species can reach a length of 11 centimetres (4.3 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Bigirimana, C. 2006. Xenotilapia leptura Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Xenotilapia leptura" in FishBase. April 2013 version.