Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus
Species Authority: (Regan, 1922)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
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 and Lake Malombe. The main threat to this species is overfishing. A local decline in fishery catches is recorded for the southern parts of the lake, possibly due to the commercial trawl fishery, but the population is widespread throughout the rest of the lake where the trawl fishery is absent. Overall this species is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe.
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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: Prefers the intermediate habitat but is also frequently found in vegetated areas no deeper than 15 m. It is a predator feeding on small fishes. Territorial males only defend territories when spawning. Females guard the fry. Known as 'Haplochromis fusco' in the aquarium trade.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A. 2006. Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60889A12413792. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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