Limnotilapia dardennii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Limnotilapia dardennii (Boulenger, 1899)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika and the deltas of major affluent river deltas. It is common all around the lake in inshore waters over rocky or sandy bottoms and has no known widespread major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it 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:Common all around the lake and locally abundant in fisheries catches.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in inshore waters (max. depth: 30 m; average depth: 6 m), over rocky or sandy substrates. Grazes on filamentous algae, aquatic plants, and occasionally on worms and fish eggs.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-fishing (mostly beach seining); and sedimentation in the inshore zone due to erosion on the watershed.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Limnotilapia dardennii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60565A12370074. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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