Lamprologus signatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lamprologus signatus
Species Authority: Poll, 1952

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)
Widespread species with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is restricted to the central shores of the lake.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown, but the species is very rare.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat is reported to be deep water on soft, mud substrates. Feeds on small shrimp. The maximum size of collected specimens was 53 mm at which size the fish were mature. Nothing else is known of this species other than it belongs to the shell-dweller group.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The deterioration of their habitat and sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Lamprologus signatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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