Brycinus rhodopleura


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Brycinus rhodopleura
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1906)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Wide distribution and no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Enters deltas of streams and rivers, including Malagarasi and Rusizi rivers.
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Common, although never abundant
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in shallow coastal areas of the lake and deltas of rivers. Feed mainly on small fishes, and also on invertebrates and plants.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fisheries pressure. Pollution in the littoral zones and rivers deltas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Unknown.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Brycinus rhodopleura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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