Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus tretocephalus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1899)
Lamprologus tretocephalus Boulenger, 1899
Neolamprologus tetrocephalus (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)
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika with a widespread distribution and no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Lake Tanganyika where it has been recorded throughout the northern basin and along a small section of coastline south of Mahale.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown, but it is not abundant.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A rock-dweller feeding on shells and aquatic insect larvae. It is also reported to eat bivalves. It is a popular aquarium species, which is now farmed commercially.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Neolamprologus tretocephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60587A12373087. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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