Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Likely to inhabit rocky bottoms over a range of depths; fish eggs, crab remnants and insect larvae have been found in stomach (Ref. 90118).
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Distribution

Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, found in the extreme southern and northern parts of the lake (Ref. 90118).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 65 - 74; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 55 - 63
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Size

Max. size

16.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 90118))
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Diagnostic Description

Tanganikallabes alboperca is distinguished from all congeners by having relatively shorter pelvic fins (6.0-7.7% SL versus 7.1-9.3% SL in other Tanganikallabes species), which do not reach past the origin of the anal fin when adpressed (versus reaching past the anal fin origin in all other Tanganikallabes species) (Ref. 90118). It is also distinct from other Tanganikallabes species in the presence of a well-defined, depigmented border on the operculum, which extends from the upper margin of the operculum all the way to the union of the gill membranes at the isthmus (border absent in Tanganikallabes mortiauxi and Tanganikallabes stewarti) (Ref. 90118).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries:
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