Tylochromis polylepis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Tylochromis polylepis (Boulenger, 1900)
Pelmatochromis polylepis Boulenger, 1900

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika and lower reaches of major affluent rivers where it is widespread and has no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Tanganyika and also the lower reaches of major inflowing rivers, including The Malagarasi and Rusizi.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population:Common in fisheries catches, although not abundant.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in very shallow inshore waters (0–1 m deep) on soft bottoms along the lakeshore and in river deltas and lagoons. Feeds mostly on plant debris.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Beach seining. Siltation and water turbidity in the inshore zone.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Tylochromis polylepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60707A12395735. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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