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Julidochromis transcriptus MATTHES, 1959

Masked Julie

Etymology

Julidochromis: from the name ‘Julidini’, a putative tribe of labrid marine wrasses which Julidochromis resemble, and the Greek chromis, meaning ‘fish’.

transcriptus: from the Latin transcribo, meaning ‘transcribed, copied’.

Classification

Order: Perciformes Family: Cichlidae

Distribution

Endemic to northwestern Lake Tanganyika, between Luhanga and Makabola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,¬†with type locality given simply as the ‘extreme north’ of the lake.

Habitat

Inhabits rocky, coastal zones.

Maximum Standard Length

60 – 65 mm.

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One Response to “Julidochromis transcriptus – Masked Julie”

  • NeoZ

    it is territorial and aggressive. best kept in a species tank with plenty of rocks and caves. It will eat the fry of other species.


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