Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Lobochilotes labiatus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1898)

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 and its river deltas where it is common and has no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is 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, although not abundant in fisheries catches.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in inshore waters (max dept: 40 m; average depth: 3.5 m), over rocky substrates. It isomnivorous feeding mostly on varied invertebrates, insect larvae, crabs, diatoms, molluscs, and plant debris.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Lobochilotes labiatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60572A12380541. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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