Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Astatotilapia burtoni
Species Authority: (Günther, 1894)
Chromis burtoni Günther, 1894
Haplochromis burtoni (Günther, 1894)

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 East Africa. The species has been reported as restricted to Lake Tanganyika and associated rivers. However, it is currently very common in upper and middle Akagera River and associated lakes, where it may have been introduced. No major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Reported to be restricted to Lake Tanganyika and associated rivers; however, it is currently very common in upper and middle Akagera river and associated lakes, where most likely it has been introduced.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Rwanda; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in slow-flowing stream and rivers, deltas, ponds, lagoons, and shallow inshore waters in lakes. Feeds on varied food item including small fishes, insect larvae, diatoms, algae, and plant debris.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Astatotilapia burtoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60462A12359157. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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