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Rhamphochromis leptosoma

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhamphochromis leptosoma
Species Authority: Regan, 1922
Taxonomic Notes: This species is proposed as a junior synonym of Rhamphochromis esox (Boulenger, 1908) by Turner et al. (2001).

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi with a lake-wide distribution
Countries:
Native:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Adults regularly frequent the shallows near sandy beaches. Appears to be abundant in very deep water. Piscivorous.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A potential threat is the small meshed seines operating in shallow sandy areas used by this species as nursery grounds.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kazembe, J., Magombo, Z., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A. 2006. Rhamphochromis leptosoma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 September 2014.
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