IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry


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).


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!