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Cunningtonia longiventralis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

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)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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