Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Lamprologus callipterus
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it common and widespread throughout the lake. No widespread major threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is very common and widely spread. Also found in the Malagarasi river delta.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Ubiquitous around the Lake, over hard and soft bottoms, including in snail shells, from 0–50 m deep (average depth 7 m). It is a predator mostly feeding on crustaceans and other invertebrates.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Siltation in the inshore zone due to erosion on the watershed and beach seining.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Lamprologus callipterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60549A12378585. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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