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Neolamprologus niger

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus niger
Species Authority: (Poll, 1956)

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)
Justification:
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika with a widespread distribution and no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is distributed in the northern shores of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Bulu Point in Tanzania.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its lives in rocky shores, where it can be very abundant. In these areas several other rubble-dwellers are also abundant. It appears to share the same ecological niche as Neolamprologus leleupi.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation and other human impact along the coast of the lake appear to have altered community structure and reduced biodiversity in adjacent sub-littoral areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Neolamprologus niger. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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