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Cyathochromis obliquidens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Cyathochromis obliquidens
Species Authority: Trewavas, 1935

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. Widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi, the Upper Shire River and Lake Malombe. Widely distributed along the coast of lake Malawi.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in shallow waters in the intermediate zone of 1–2 m. Seldom occurs at depths more than 5 m. Frequently found in vegetation rich waters. Males are aggressively territorial and dig pits among the vegetation or under rocks. Females are solitary or in small groups. Feeds on algae from the surface of rocks and macrophytes. Also feeds on small invertebrates as well as plankton. Exported in the aquarium trade under its scientific name. Max. size: reaches a maximum total length of 13 cm.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Cyathochromis obliquidens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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