Neolamprologus modestus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus modestus
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): 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 in the southern part of the lake and no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is distributed in the southern part of the lake.
Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: One of the most common and ubiquitous fish in the lake. It is seen over sand as well as on rocks, but usually near the surface and near the shore.
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 modestus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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