Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Tyrannochromis macrostoma
Species Authority: (Regan, 1922)

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 where it is widespread with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi with a lakewide distribution.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Relatively uncommon.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Prefers rocky habitats in sediment rich areas. Adults are more common below 10 m. A piscivore that primarily hunts "mbuna" (rocky shore cichlids). Breeding males are observed throughout the year and defend a temporary spawning site between rocks. Females carrying fry can be seen amongst the rocks in shallower water. The fry are abandoned when they reach about 3 cm in size. Known as "Haplochromis Macrostoma" in the aquarium trade.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Tyrannochromis macrostoma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60941A12425742. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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