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Scientific Name Tanganikallabes alboperca  Wright & Bailley, 2012
Common Name
Type Locality East side of Nyika bay, North side of Nkumbulu Island, Zambia Lake Tanganyika.
Etymology The latin alba meaning white, and the noun operculum, meanng lid or cover, in reference to the distinctive depigmented posterior margin seen in the operculum of this species.
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Size 160mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Uniformly light to dark brown, lighter on the belly. All fins with brownish bases and narrow, depigmented border, this border being wider in younger fish. Operculum with wide, depigmented margin which extends onto underside of head.
Sexing In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution Lake Tanganyika, Lake wide distribution.
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Feeding Stomachs of three specimen combined, contained, fish eggs, crab remains and insect larvae.
Furniture In the wild likely to inhabit rocky bottoms at a range of depths.
Breeding Unknown
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Wright, JJ & RM Bailey, 2012. Systematic revision of the formerly monotypic genus Tanganikallabes (Siluriformes: Clariidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 165: 121–142.
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Last Update 2012 Apr 25 11:53 (species record created: 2012 Apr 19 10:33)