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Lamprologus ocellatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Lamprologus ocellatus
Species Authority: (Steindachner, 1909)

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:
Widespread species with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Lamprologus ocellatus is found on appropriate grounds all around the lake and as yet no distinct geographic races have been found.
Countries:
Native:
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 but it is considered very rare.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lives in Neothauma shells or at least breeds in them. It has only been observed in small schools and is often mixed with Lamprologus brevis with which perhaps the species competes for possession of the shell piles. It is a microfeeder on invertebrates like so many Lamprologus species. It is exported sporadically and has been successfully spawned in captivity.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Lamprologus ocellatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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