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Greenwoodochromis bellcrossi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Greenwoodochromis bellcrossi
Species Authority: (Poll, 1976)

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:
It has a widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified. It is also found in deep water habitats, which are not often fished.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is largely restricted to the southern part of the lake.
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown. This species is rare, only a few gill-netted specimens are known from deep water in the south-east arm.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is an open-water, semi-pelagic species. It has relatively few large eggs (100 to 200).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution; sedimentation; land agriculture around the lake; and fishing activities. Other gears, such as gill nets, which target the larger species, also impact sandy shore fish communities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Greenwoodochromis bellcrossi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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