Orthochromis mosoensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Orthochromis mosoensis
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)
This species is only known from the upper Malgarasi River 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 Upper Malagarasi river drainage in Burundi (De Vos and Seegers 1998).
Burundi; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Found at low densities.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Often found in swift running waters, but occasionally also in quiet rivulets (De Vos and Seegers 1998). Numerous algae were found in the gut (De Vos and Seegers 1998). A mouthbrooder with low fecundity (De Vos and Seegers 1998).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water turbidity due to land degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Orthochromis mosoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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