Haplochromis macconneli 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Haplochromis macconneli Greenwood, 1974
Taxonomic Notes: Also treated under the name Thoracochromis) which is considered here to be a subgenus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Odhiambo, E.A. & Hanssens, M.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
The Kenya Fisheries Dept believes the population is increasing and there are no widespread major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Turkana.
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Population [top]

Population:No population estimate but Kenya's fisheries department believe the population is increasing in Lake Turkana.
Current Population Trend:Increasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Is confined to water more than 20 m deep and is probably most abundant in deeper water (i.e., at depths of 50–70 m) (Greenwood 1981). Feeds on prawns, insects, gastropods and small fish. Spawns in deep waters of the main lake. Females mature at about 5 cm. (Hopson 1982)

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The fish is not commercially important and therefore is not over-fished.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Odhiambo, E.A. & Hanssens, M. 2006. Haplochromis macconneli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60522A12374126. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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