Tylochromis robertsi 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Central Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Tylochromis robertsi Stiassny, 1989
Pelmatochromis lateralis (non Boulenger, 1898)
Tylochromis lateralis (non Boulenger, 1898)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-16
Assessor(s): Moelants, T.
Reviewer(s): Brummett, R., Mbe Tawe, A.N., Dening Touokong, C., Reid, G.M., Snoeks, J. Staissny, M., Moelants, T., Mamonekene, V., Ndodet, B., Ifuta, S.N.B., Chilala, A., Monsembula, R., Ibala Zamba, A., Opoye Itoua, O., Pouomogne, V., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
The species is widespread or without major threats throughout the Central Africa assessment region and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Tylochromis robertsi is known from the Ubangui River system and the Central Congo River basin above the bifurcation with the Ubangui River. There is a single established record of Tylochromis robertsi from the upper Congo River basin at Elila on the Kama River. It has also been recorded from Mabondo Island, Sangha River, Central Congo River basin.
Countries occurrence:
Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Tylochromis robertsi is a benthopelagic species. It is an opportunistic benthic, macrophagous species (Stiassny 1989) that mainly feeds on plants and insects (as well as their larvae) (Lamboj 2004). This species is a female mouth-brooder (Stiassny 1989).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is harvested for human consumption.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Tylochromis robertsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181850A7749666. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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