Telmatochromis dhonti (Boulenger, 1919)
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 8.5 - 9; dH range: 10 - 15
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 5704). In the Lukuga River (Lake Tanganyika outflow), known from the Kisimba-Kilia rapids (Ref. 93587).
Biology:  Have been discovered over many types of rock substrates even in very muddy water. Omnivorous, feeds on microorganisms (Ref. 6770). Forms temporary pair bonds; the male defends the territory while the female takes care of her offspring (Ref. 7343).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 03.03.94
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.08.94
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.08.94

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