Cynotilapia zebroides


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cynotilapia zebroides
Species Authority: (Johnson, 1975)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it has only been recorded at a single location at Likoma Island.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi where it has been recorded at a single location, Likoma Island.
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in rocky habitats in shallow water. It excavates tunnels in the substratum and carries pebbles to guard the entrance of these tunnels. Known as "Mini-zebra" in the aquarium trade.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential over-fishing. Collection for the aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None in place.

Citation: Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Cynotilapia zebroides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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