Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Pseudocrenilabrinae
Etymology: Lamprologus: Greek, lampros = light + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335); markerti: This species is named for Jeffrey Markert whose initial analyses of cichlid population structure in the region of the large Inga Rapids stimulated the morphological study of this species (Ref. 97099).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: Lower Congo River basin between Boma and Inga Rapids, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 97099).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97099)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 16 - 18;
soft rays: 5 - 7;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Diagnosis: Lamprologus markerti is readily distinguished from L. tigripictilis by the presence of 4-6 broad dark bars on the flanks vs. 7-10 narrow bars, and from L. werneri in the possession of 14 vs. 15 precaudal vertebrae (Ref. 97099). It differs from both L. tigripictilis and L. werneri in a reduced number of gill rakers on the first arch, 9-10 vs. 12-17; a longer head, 32.1-34.7% of standard length vs. 29.3-31.9 and 29.1-32.9% respectively; and a longer predorsal length, 33.0-35.9% of standard length vs. 29.3-32.7 and 28.5-32.6% respectively (Ref. 97099). Further, L. markerti lacks an intestinal loop present in both L. tigripictilis and L. werneri, and has a highly reduced infraorbital series often consisting only of the first infraorbital element (Ref. 97099).
This species appears to be a habitat generalist found over a range of substrates from marginal riffle and rocks near rapids, to stiller water habitats over sand and mud (Ref. 97099).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tougas, S. and M.L.J. Stiassny, 2014. Lamprologus markerti, a new lamprologine cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) endemic to the lower Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, west-central Africa. Zootaxa 3852(3):391-400. (Ref. 97099)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .