Trematocranus labifer 

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

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Trematocranus labifer (Trewavas, 1935)
Taxonomic Notes: This species has never been identified in the field.

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)
Widely distributed throughout Lakes Malawi and Malombe and also known from the Shire River with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi, the Upper Shire River, and Lake Malombe. It has a lake-wide distribution in Lakes Malawi and Malombe.
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:Thought to inhabit shallow water over sand habitats where it primarily feeds on plankton. The shape and structure of its mouth suggest that it may also be a paedophage (stealing larvae out of the mouths of brooding females). Max. size: 23 cm TL.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Trematocranus labifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60946A12426128. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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