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Triglachromis otostigma

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Triglachromis otostigma
Species Authority: (Regan, 1920)

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:
Widely distributed throughout Lake Tanganyika with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika with a widespread distribution.
Countries:
Native:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: The population size is unknown but this species is commonly observed when diving.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Triglachromis otostigma live mainly over mud bottoms but can also be found over sand near the shore from 2 m to greater than 50 m. A well-established species within the aquarium trade. It may have tactile sensors for use in a turbid environment where visibility is perhaps poor.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.
Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Triglachromis otostigma. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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