Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Oreochromis korogwe
Species Authority: (Lowe, 1955)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Hanssens, M.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
The species is widespread and is assumed to occur throughout the Pangani river basin and also the Zigi River. It has no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Zigi and Pangani rivers in Tanzania. It might also be present in the Kenyan part of the Pangani system. It is possibly also introduced in Lake Chala, but this needs confirmation.
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lives in rivers and lakes where it feeds on insects and algae (Lowe 1955). Max. size: 161 mm SL (Trewavas and Teugels 1991).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Hanssens, M. 2006. Oreochromis korogwe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60622A12385631. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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