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Tropheus moorii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Tropheus moorii
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1898
Common Name(s):
English Blunthead Cichlid
Taxonomic Notes: T. moorri has many geographic varieties.

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. Local varieties/races may, however, be threatened by over collection for the aquarium trade.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: No information but is rare and difficult to catch.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species live in the littoral zone on rocky shores.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation. Over-exploitation for the aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Tropheus moorii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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