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Orthochromis mazimeroensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Orthochromis mazimeroensis
Species Authority: 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
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
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:
Native:
Burundi; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

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).
Systems: Freshwater

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
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