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Lamprologus lemairii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Lamprologus lemairii
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1899

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 distribution with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.
Countries:
Native:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is not known, this species is very widespread but is not abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is carnivorous feeding exclusively on fish. It is an ambush predator very often seen near rocks, sometimes lying on the lakebed in the open, motionless. They are highly solitary, and pairs are seldom seen. The female lays its eggs in rock recesses and the fry are taken care of by the female only.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution; habitat deterioration; and over-exploitation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Lamprologus lemairii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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