Haplochromis rudolfianus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Haplochromis rudolfianus
Species Authority: Trewavas, 1933
Taxonomic Notes: Sometimes treated under Thoracochromis, this is considered to be a subgenus here.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Odhiambo, E.A. & Hanssens, M.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
No estimates on population trends available, but no decline has been observed. Widespread species with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Lake Turkana (endemic).
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Apparently confined to the shallow and protected inshore areas of the lake. One sub-population inhabits a crater lake on the central island (Greenwood 1981). Feeds on zooplankton, ostracods and insects. Spawns in sheltered marginal areas of the lake (Hopson 1982). Max. size: 58.0 mm SL (Greenwood 1981).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Not fished commercially – no threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Odhiambo, E.A. & Hanssens, M. 2006. Haplochromis rudolfianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 February 2015.
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