Callochromis macrops 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Callochromis macrops (Boulenger, 1898)

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)
Widespread throughout the lake. No major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population:Common and abundant in inshore fisheries catches.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in inshore waters, mainly over sandy bottoms. Feeds on varied food items collected on sandy bottoms including small molloscs, ostracods, insect larvae, etc.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-fishing in shallow waters, mostly by beach seining, and inshore siltation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Callochromis macrops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60478A12360413. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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