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Gnathochromis pfefferi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Gnathochromis pfefferi
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 distribution with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika and its slow-flowing affluent streams and rivers, including the Rusizi and Malagarasi.
Countries:
Native:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Very common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found most frequently over soft bottoms covered with aquatic grass, in shallow waters of the Lake or in the lower reaches of rivers. Feeds mainly on invertebrates and plant debris.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-fishing in shallow waters, mostly by beach seines.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Gnathochromis pfefferi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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