Iodotropheus sprengerae 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Iodotropheus sprengerae Oliver & Loiselle, 1972
Common Name(s):
English Lavender Mbuna

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 is only recorded at four locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi where it has been recorded at Boadzulu Island, Chinyamwezi Island, Chinyankhwazi Island and Makokola reef.
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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:Found over large rocks and slabs where detritus and organic matter accumulate in pockets among rocks. Most numerous between 3–15 m depth but can occur from the surface to at least 40 m. Feeds on aufwuchs, insect larvae, benthic crustaceans and macrophytes. Spawning occurs at any location in the rocky habitat. Known as "Rusty Cichlid”, “Petrotilapia Tridentiger” and “Lodotropheus prengerae”" in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Iodotropheus sprengerae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60944A12425962. . Downloaded on 20 August 2018.
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