Lipochromis sp. “Matumbi hunter” article

Lipochromis sp

Lipochromis sp. “Matumbi hunter”. Photo by Greg Steeves.

Lipochromis sp. “Matumbi hunter”, like some other Lipochromis, is a paedophageous. They feed off of other fish’s eggs and young. While Lipochromis sp. ‘Mwanza’ engulfs a female’s mouth and sucks out her eggs, L. sp. “Matumbi hunter” uses a ramming technique to force females to spit out their eggs. Greg Steeves has written a short article describing the Lipochromis and recounting when he witnessed L. sp. “Matumbi hunter’s” feeding technique. The new L. sp. “Matumbi hunter” article can be found in the library along with a couple more pictures. You might also want to check out the L. sp. ‘Mwanza’ article by the same author. Discussion on all Lipochromis can be done in the Lake Victoria Basin forum.

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