Cunningtonia longiventralis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cunningtonia longiventralis
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is mainly restricted to the southern part of the lake.
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: The population size is not known, but the species is relatively rare in its preferred habitat.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A gregarious species found on both rock and sand habitats along the lakeshore.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution; sedimentation; and over-exploitation (a popular fish for the aquarium trade).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None in place.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Cunningtonia longiventralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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