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    Stomatepia mongo: Brief Summary
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    Stomatepia mongo, the Mongo, is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Barombi Mbo in western Cameroon. It can reach a length of 13 centimetres (5.1 in) SL. This species has a stable population and the lake is protected faithfully by the Barombi people who live around the perimeter of the lake. Small, irregular emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the lake's bottom has killed fish when it occurs, but not enough to threaten the overall ecological balance of this lake,(compare Lake Nyos), as studies indicate that Barombo Mbo lacks excess amounts of this gas. Even compared to other cichlids that are endemic Lake Barombi Mbo, Stomatepia mongo is a very rare species.

    Very little is known about its behavior, but it has been seen swimming near the bottom, apparently looking for small prey items in the detritus or sand. It sometimes occurs in small groups.

Comprehensive Description

    Stomatepia mongo
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    Stomatepia mongo, the Mongo, is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Barombi Mbo in western Cameroon. It can reach a length of 13 centimetres (5.1 in) SL.[2] This species has a stable population and the lake is protected faithfully by the Barombi people who live around the perimeter of the lake. Small, irregular emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the lake's bottom has killed fish when it occurs, but not enough to threaten the overall ecological balance of this lake,(compare Lake Nyos),[1] as studies indicate that Barombo Mbo lacks excess amounts of this gas.[3] Even compared to other cichlids that are endemic Lake Barombi Mbo, Stomatepia mongo is a very rare species.[4]

    Very little is known about its behavior, but it has been seen swimming near the bottom, apparently looking for small prey items in the detritus or sand. It sometimes occurs in small groups.[4]

    References

    1. ^ a b Moelants, T. 2010. Stomatepia mongo. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 02 June 2013.
    2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Stomatepia mongo" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
    3. ^ Freeth, S.J.; C.O. Ofoegbu; and K.M. Onuoha (1992). Natural Hazards in West and Central Africa, pp. 50—51. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 978-3-663-05239-5
    4. ^ a b Musilová; Indermaur; Nyom; Tropek; Martin; and Schliewen (2014). Persistence of Stomatepia mongo, an Endemic Cichlid Fish of the Barombi Mbo Crater Lake, Southwestern Cameroon, with Notes on Its Life History and Behavior. Copeia 3: 556–560. doi:10.1643/CI-14-021


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