Julidochromis marlieri 

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

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Julidochromis marlieri Poll, 1956

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
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Assessor(s): Bigirimana, C.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Widespread species in Lake Tanganyika with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Distributed in the northwestern part of lake. Has three races, one is found below the shallow habitat of Julidochromis dickfeldi around cape Chipimbi, also in the south, and posses a much more elongate body than the usual type of marlieri found in the north. Another geographic race has been found on the western shores.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population:The population size is not known, thought to be rare.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:J. merlieri do venture into the open, but never far from the rock cover. Breed in crevices and caves. The behaviour of the fry is not standardized. Sometimes they are spread outside of the cave as soon as they are 15 mm long. When threatened, they do not hide in the nearby breeding cave but flee along the boulder wall. At other times the fry remain inside of the cave and apparently do not venture out until they are much larger.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution; sedimentation; land agriculture around the lake; fishing activities; over exploitation for aquarium trade – since its first exportation in 1971 it has reached worldwide popularity among aquarists.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Julidochromis marlieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60546A12378338. . Downloaded on 19 August 2018.
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