Diplotaxodon apogon 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Diplotaxodon apogon
Species Authority: Turner & Stauffer, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Kasembe, J.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Malawi. Widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. It is most common in the southern part of the lake.
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: Occurs at depths of 50–200 m. Most of the ripe individuals occur at depths of 75 m or more. Fecundity ranges from 9–34 for females weighing between 16–39 g. Average size at maturity for females is 8.8 cm SL.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Diplotaxodon apogon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60905A12421181. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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