Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus falcicula
Species Authority: (Brichard, 1989)

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)
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is widespread along the northern and eastern shores of the lake with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is widespread along the northern and eastern shores of the lake.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Neolamprologus falcicula lives in pairs at the interface between rock and sand habitats and chooses a piece of rock under which to dig a nest. They tend to shoal above the bottom as Neolamprologus brichardi does. They are territorial and vigorously defend their offspring.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Neolamprologus falcicula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60584A12372683. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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