Simochromis pleurospilus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Simochromis pleurospilus
Species Authority: Nelissen, 1978

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Bigirimana, C.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Widespread throughout the southwestern part of Lake Tanganyika with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Distributed in the southwestern part of the lake.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in the rocky inshore habitats. Seldom found below 5 m.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agriculture development leading to increased siltation, turbidity, and pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Simochromis pleurospilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 26 March 2015.
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