IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Biology

Very common cichlid of the shallow intermediate habitat (Ref. 46829, 52921). Has been caught at a depth of 25 m (Ref. 53528). Usually solitary and hovers well above the ground; prefers sand and digs large crater-shaped nests, even when there rocks offering good shelters nearby, a fact that shows that the choice of a nest site can be very revealing of a species ecology (Ref. 6770). Carnivorous, preys on fish (Ref. 6770, 53528). Also feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 46829).

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