Simochromis loocki 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Simochromis loocki
Species Authority: (Poll, 1949)

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)
A widespread species in Lake Tanganyika with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is widespread.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown but very rare.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lives on rocky substrates in 2–3 m of water.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The greatest threats to the species are water pollution and habitat deterioration, and agricultural development.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Simochromis loocki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60677A12383739. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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