Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus brichardi
Species Authority: (Poll, 1974)

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)
A widespread species in the northern part of Lake Tanganyika where it has no major and widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is distributed in the northern part of the lake.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: At least in the northern part of the lake its depth range extends from 3 meters below the surface to 25 or 30 m. It is a popular species for the aquarium trade but is protected from over-collection in the deeper waters due to problems of decompression associated with bringing fish to the surface from depth.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Neolamprologus brichardi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60610A12383670. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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