Orthochromis mazimeroensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Orthochromis mazimeroensis De Vos & Seegers, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) 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 found in two small river tributaries with an estimated extent of occurrence less than 5,000 km² and area of occupancy less than 500 km². It is threatened by increasing water turbidity as a consequence of ongoing erosion throughout the watershed and agriculture extension.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Only known from the Mazimero and Nanganga Rivers (Upper Malagarasi River, Burundi) (De Vos and Seegers 1998).
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 two clear water rivulets with sandy and stony bottoms, draining their fast running waters from the hilly area of the Kumoso region to the Upper Malagarasi (De Vos and Seegers 1998). In several specimens the gut was filled with sand, plant debris and algae (De Vos and Seegers 1998).It is a mouthbrooder (De Vos and Seegers 1998).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water turbidity as a consequence of erosion on watershed due to agriculture extension.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Orthochromis mazimeroensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60639A12389985. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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