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Neolamprologus brevis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus brevis
Species Authority: (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)
Justification:
A widespread species within Lake Tanganyika with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It is widespread within the lake but its full lakewide distribution range is unclear.
Countries:
Native:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Quite abundant at those locations where it has been observed.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A schooling species that is known to live in dead Neothauma snails shells in shallow waters. If Neothauma shells are not available, Burgundy snail shells provide an acceptable substitute. It feeds on microorganisms.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Shoreline sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

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