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Trophic Strategy

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Encountered at greater depths than Lestradea perspicax. Feeds on microorganisms and other very small food particles from the ooze that accumulates in small pockets on the sand floor (Ref. 5656).
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Biology

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Encountered at greater depths than Lestradea perspicax. Feeds on microorganisms and other very small food particles from the ooze that accumulates in small pockets on the sand floor
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Importance

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aquarium: commercial
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Lestradea stappersii

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Lestradea stappersii is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it occurs in the southern portion of the lake. It prefers areas with sandy substrates where it searches for microorganisms in ooze pockets in the sand. This species can reach a length of 11.7 centimetres (4.6 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

References

  1. ^ Bigirimana, C. (2006). "Lestradea stappersii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T60561A12379537. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T60561A12379537.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2013). "Lestradea stappersii" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
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Lestradea stappersii: Brief Summary

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Lestradea stappersii is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it occurs in the southern portion of the lake. It prefers areas with sandy substrates where it searches for microorganisms in ooze pockets in the sand. This species can reach a length of 11.7 centimetres (4.6 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.

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