Copadichromis borleyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Copadichromis borleyi (Iles, 1960)
Common Name(s):
English Haplochromis Borleyi Redfin

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
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Assessor(s): Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Malawi. Widespread along the rocky shore. No widespread major threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi. A widespread species reportedly seen at nearly every rocky shore habitat except Likoma and Chizumulu Islands.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Usually found at an average depth of 10 m in small numbers. Prefers moderately widespread, near-shore rocky habitats (sedentary behaviour). Breeding males are seen all year round. Territorial males defend spawning sites alongside large boulders and spawning usually occurs against the vertical surface. Sometimes spawning occurs upside down under an overhanging rock.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Near shore sedimentation

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A. 2006. Copadichromis borleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60860A12409535. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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