Copadichromis atripinnis 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Copadichromis atripinnis Stauffer & Sato, 2002
Taxonomic Notes: It is diagnosed primarily by the solid black pigmentation of the pelvic fins, the black anal fin, and the broad black bands on the caudal fin.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kasembe, J.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Malawi, found at a single restricted location: Thumbi West Island.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at Thumbi West Island
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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:Copadichromis atripinnis breeding males build sand bowers with a stone in it.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Restricted range. Fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Lake Malawi National Park.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Copadichromis atripinnis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60864A12419195. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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