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Callochromis macrops

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Callochromis macrops
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1898)

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)
Justification:
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:
Native:
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.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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.
Systems: Freshwater

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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