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Sarotherodon lohbergeri (Leka Keppe; Keppi)

Synonyms: Sarotherodon lohnbergeri; Tilapia lohbergeri
Language: Finnish; Mandarin Chinese; Swahili

Wikipedia Abstract

The leka keppe or keppi (Sarotherodon lohbergeri) is a species of cichlid essentially endemic to Lake Barombi Mbo in western Cameroon, but additionally two juveniles have been found in the Kumba Stream (Kake River), a tributary of the lake's outlet. This species reaches a length of 16.2 centimetres (6.4 in) SL. It is threatened because of pollution and sedimentation due to human activities, and potentially also by large emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the lake's bottom (compare Lake Nyos).
View Wikipedia Record: Sarotherodon lohbergeri

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Sarotherodon lohbergeri

Prey / Diet

Najas pectinata[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bristol Zoo Gardens
London Aquarium
North of England Zoological Society

Range Map


Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: endemic to Lake Barombi Mbo and Kumba stream (tributary of the outlet of Barombi Mbo, west Cameroon).; Cameroon; Ethiopian;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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