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Neolamprologus sexfasciatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus sexfasciatus
Species Authority: (Trewavas & Poll, 1952 )

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 throughout the southern parts of the lake and no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is widely distributed throughout the southern parts of the lake.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is rock-dweller, often seen in the open. It feeds predominantly on snails for which the pharyngeal bone and teeth are specifically adapted to allow it to break open the thick shells of some of the more heavily protected species.
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 sexfasciatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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