Lamprologus kungweensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lamprologus kungweensis
Species Authority: Poll, 1956

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) 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)
Known from a single location in Kungwe Bay, Lake Tanganyika where habitat quality is declining through sedimentation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika. where it is distributed in Kungwe bay, on the north-eastern shore of the lake.
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The population size is not known, but this species is very are.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is shell dweller. More probably than not the fish uses its tweezer-like teeth to grab drifting zooplankton, but not much is known about the habitat, behaviour, and ecological niche of this rare species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Lamprologus kungweensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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