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Trematocara zebra (Perciformes; Cichlidae), nouvelle espèce du nord-ouest du Lac Tanganyika (Zaire) = Trematocara zebra (Perciformes; Cichlidae), new species from the north-west of Tanganyika Lake (Zaire)
De Vos, L.; Nshombo, M.; Thys van den Audenaerde, D. (1996). Trematocara zebra (Perciformes; Cichlidae), nouvelle espèce du nord-ouest du Lac Tanganyika (Zaire) = Trematocara zebra (Perciformes; Cichlidae), new species from the north-west of Tanganyika Lake (Zaire). Belg. J. Zool. 126(1): 3-20
In: Belgian Journal of Zoology. Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde = Société royale zoologique de Belgique: Gent. ISSN 0777-6276, more
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Keyword
    Fresh water

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  • De Vos, L.
  • Nshombo, M.
  • Thys van den Audenaerde, D.

Abstract
    Trematocara zebra, a new cichlid fish from the north west coast of Lake Tanganyika is described from the sublittoral and benthic zone of the rocky shores at Luhanga and Pemba situated between 12 and 26 km South of Uvira (Zaire). The species is characterized by its particular colour pattern (brownish body with purple reflections and irregular dark brown vertical stripes and blotches on the sides in males, a similar pattern in females but with a large distinct horizontal dark bar at the level of the pectoral fin), by the relative low number of gill rakers on the lower part of the first branchial arch (12 to13), by the presence of 7 large infraorbital and 1 preorbital sensory pores, by the low number of soft anal fin rays (7-8), by the elongated second and third anal finray and by the particularly high dorsal fin. A short comparaison with the other known species of the genus and some biological data on the new species are given.

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