Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Diplotaxodon aeneus
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 occurs in the central and northern parts of the lake where it is considered to be rare. Also known at Domira Bay further south.
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: Found between 25–160 m depth.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Diplotaxodon aeneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60906A12421328. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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