Lamprichthys tanganicanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lamprichthys tanganicanus
Species Authority: (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
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.
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.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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