Lamprichthys tanganicanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae

Scientific Name: Lamprichthys tanganicanus (Boulenger, 1898)
Common Name(s):
English Tanganyika Killifhish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika and the deltas of its major rivers. No widespread major threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Enters the delta of Malagarasi River.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population:Not known, but sometimes significant numbers are caught in nets.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Shallow rocky and mixed substrates in littoral zone of the lake. Feeds on insects and crustaceans.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fishing; sedimentation; and pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Lamprichthys tanganicanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60429A12365130. . Downloaded on 27 May 2018.
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