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Dimidiochromis strigatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Dimidiochromis strigatus
Species Authority: (Regan, 1922)
Common Name/s:
English Haplochromis Sunset

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)
Justification:
Endemic to Lake Malawi, the Upper and Middle Shire River, and Lake Malombe, as well as the surrounding lagoons and mouths of associated large rivers. Widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi, the Upper and Middle Shire River, and Lake Malombe as well as the surrounding lagoons and mouths of associated large rivers.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Frequently observed in shallow water in vegetated sand habitats. A predator feeding on small fishes as well as invertebrates. Territorial males defend a small nest among the vegetation or in the open sand. Known as "Haplochromis Sunset" in the aquarium trade.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.
Citation: Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Dimidiochromis strigatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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