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Tanganicodus irsacae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Tanganicodus irsacae
Species Authority: Poll, 1950
Common Name(s):
English Spotfin Goby Cichlid

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)
Justification:
Widespread species in Lake Tanganyika where it has no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is distributed in the northern part of lake.
Countries:
Native:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: The species is rare throughout its area of distribution.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in shallow water over rocky substrates.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation. Agricultural developments, dams, the construction of the Bujumbura-Rumonge road in Burundi and deforestation have transformed the environment. This has led to increasing siltation and loss of habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Tanganicodus irsacae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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