Sciaenochromis gracilis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Sciaenochromis gracilis
Species Authority: (Trewavas, 1935)
Taxonomic Notes: Sometimes classified in Mylochromis (Konings 1990, 1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is widespread throughout the southern part of the lake with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only known from the southern part of the lake.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Observed over sandy habitats where it feeds on small fishes and invertebrates. Known as "Haplochromis Torpedo Stripe" in the aquarium trade. Max. size: 22 cm TL.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A. 2006. Sciaenochromis gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60968A12427229. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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