Labeotropheus trewavasae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Labeotropheus trewavasae Fryer, 1956
Common Name(s):
English Scrapermouth Mbuna

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. Widespread throughout the lake with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi with a lake-wide distribution.
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:Occurs in the rocky shore zone. It is rarely encountered at greater depths. Feeds primarily on aufwuchs scraped off the rock surface. Males are territorial; females are solitary. It is a polymorphic cichlid. Known by its scientific name in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Collection for the aquarium trade; sedimentation; and potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Lake Malawi National Park

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Labeotropheus trewavasae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60936A12425363. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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