Tylochromis trewavasae 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Central Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Tylochromis trewavasae Stiassny, 1989
Taxonomic Notes: Additional topotypical material from the Meme River has been examined but does not appear to be conspecific with holotype of Tylochromis trewavasae. Based on morphometric measurements and meristic counts, the other Meme specimens fall within the range of T. sudanensis and are tentatively assigned to that species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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.
A Lower Guinea endemic, currently only known from River Meme, Cameroon. It is very likely this record is Tylochromis sudanensis. This needs to be verified before a full Red List assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:A Lower Guinea endemic, currently only known from River Meme, Cameroon. It is very likely this record is Tylochromis sudanensis, this needs to be verified.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Tylochromis trewavasae mainly feeds on insects and their larvae (Lamboj 2004). It is a benthopelagic species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is a large palm oil plantation upstream from the location the species is recorded from on the Meme River. (pers. comm., Brummett, R.)

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Tylochromis trewavasae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182544A7909977. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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