Dimidiochromis kiwinge 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Dimidiochromis kiwinge
Species Authority: (Ahl, 1926)

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.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lakes Malawi and Malombe. Widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lakes Malawi and Malombe.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Frequently found in shallow water. A predator feeding on small fish. Breeding individuals have been observed in both sandy and rocky habitats. Mouthbrooding females stay in mid-water and release the fry there.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Dimidiochromis kiwinge. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60892A12414510. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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