Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Julidochromis dickfeldi
Species Authority: Staeck, 1975

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)
Widespread species in the southwestern part of Lake Tanganyika with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is distributed in south west, north of Sumbu National Park in Zambia.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found on rocks and rubble, often on sandstone slabs along sand beaches. It can occur down to 35 m, perhaps more. A very sedentary and territorial species. Mainly feeds upon crustaceans.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution; sedimentation; land agriculture around the lake; fishing activities; and over-exploitation for aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Julidochromis dickfeldi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60543A12378089. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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