Naevochromis chrysogaster 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Naevochromis chrysogaster (Trewavas, 1935)
Taxonomic Notes: Sometimes classified in Otopharynx.

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is widely distributed. Regularly seen at Chizumila Island, on the coast near Chewe and in the eastern coast near Masinje.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:No information available
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Normally occurs in the intermediate or rocky habitats. Feeds on cichlid fry or larvae. A male has been observed building a sand castle nest under an overhanging rock on top of a pile of rubble. It has been caught as deep as 92 m off Monkey Bay as well as being caught in shallower water in seine nets. Known as "Haplochromis Jack Dempsey" in the aquarium trade

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Naevochromis chrysogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60911A12422347. . Downloaded on 18 August 2018.
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