Trematocara macrostoma


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Trematocara macrostoma
Species Authority: Poll, 1952
Telotrematocara macrostoma (Poll, 1952)
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Telotrematocara macrostoma (Poll, 1952).

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 species in the littoral zone of Lake Tanganyika where it has no known major widespread threats. Localised sedimentation is the greatest threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is thought to be restricted to the southern half of the lake.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: A rare species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No information available.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation of the rocky shore habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Trematocara macrostoma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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