Lates stappersii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Latidae

Scientific Name: Lates stappersii (Boulenger, 1914)
Common Name(s):
English Sleek Lates

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)
Widespread throughout the pelagic zone of the lake. No serious threat is thought likely to impact the entire pelagic zone of Lake Tanganyika with the exception of fishing.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is widespread in the pelagic zone.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population:Abundant in its habitat and very common in fisheries catches.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A deep-water fish, which migrates into nearshore regions in its second year. Juveniles are zooplanctivorous whereas the adults and subadults are piscivorous.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fishing. Water turbidity due to erosion from the watershed.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Lates stappersii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60839A12417072. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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