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Lestradea

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Lestradea is a genus of East African cichlids from the Lake Tanganyikan endemic tribe Ectodini.

Characteristics

The species in Lestradea have a spindle-shaped, elongated body which is 3.5-4 times longer than it is high. Their dorsal fin has 13-16 spines and 13-16 rays, while the anal fin has 3 spines and 9-11 rays. The outermost ray in the ventral fins is elongated. They have two lateral lines. They have silvery coloured bodies, with sexually mature males having black throat and ventral fins. They grow to a total length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in).[1] The specific name honours Arthur Lestrade (1897-1990), who collected the type of the type species of this genus as part of an important series of fishes he collected from Lake Tanganyika for the Royal Museum of Central Africa.[2]

Species

There are two species in the genus:[3]

References

  1. ^ Thomas Andersen (2005). "Tribe Ectodini Synopsis of Lestradea". The Cichlid Room Companion. Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  2. ^ Scharpf, Christopher; Lazara, Kenneth J. (22 July 2018). "Order CICHLIFORMES: Family CICHLIDAE: Subfamily PSEUDOCRENILABRINAE (a-g)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). Species of Lestradea in FishBase. June 2018 version.
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