Orthochromis malagaraziensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Orthochromis malagaraziensis (David, 1937)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
This species is restricted to the upper and middle courses of a single river system, the Malagarasi. As such it is vulnerable to the impacts of local events such as sedimentation, pollution, or invasive species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from the upper and middle courses of the Malagarasi drainage (Burundi and Tanzania).
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology:Found in the main river where it lives near the reeds and vegetation fringing the river in places with a moderate current. It is also common in several small and moderate flowing affluents sometimes with stronger currents (De Vos and Seegers 1998). Stomach contents contained very small eggs, plant and insect debris and small crustaceans. The gut of a larger specimen (75 mm SL) contained a few slender parasitic nematodes about 10 mm long (De Vos and Seegers 1998). It is probably a female mouthbrooder with rather large eggs (De Vos and Seegers 1998).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Orthochromis malagaraziensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60638A12389912. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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