Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor ssp. multicolor 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor ssp. multicolor (Schöller, 1903)
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Common Name(s):
English Egyptian Mouthbrooder

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-10-17
Assessor(s): Azeroual, A., Hanssens, M. & Twongo, T.
Reviewer(s): Kraiem, M., Smith, K. & El Gamal, A.R.
This subspecies is only certainly known from Egypt, where it is now Regionally Extinct. There is some taxonomic confusion over the correct subspecies for records from Sudan, and it is therefore assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The subspecies is only positively known from the Lower Nile (CLOFFA 1991), however there have been no recent records and it is likely that this subspecies is now Regionally Extinct. There are records from the upper White Nile, but whether these records belong to this subspecies or P. multicolor victoriae is not clear.
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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:This fish probably occurs among submerged plants and in open water zones enclosed by papyrus swamps. It inhabits streams and ponds. It feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects, algae, vegetable fragments and small fish.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This subspecies is part of the aquarium trade. The level of captive breeding is unknown.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available. More research is needed into this subspecies' population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status and threats, as well as monitoring and potential conservation measures.

Citation: Azeroual, A., Hanssens, M. & Twongo, T. 2010. Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor ssp. multicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183082A8026700. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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