Astatoreochromis vanderhorsti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Astatoreochromis vanderhorsti
Species Authority: (Greenwood, 1954)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G. & Bigirimana, C.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Widespread throughout the Lake Tanganyika catchment with no major threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed throughout the affluent rivers of the Lake Tanganyika catchment , in particular the Malagarazi river and swamps and the Lukuga and Rusizi rivers.
Burundi; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Little information but rarely found in fishery catches.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Riverine species. Thought to be a carnivore.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water turbidity due to erosion following agricultural extension.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures in place for the species.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. & Bigirimana, C. 2006. Astatoreochromis vanderhorsti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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