Nyassachromis nigritaeniatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Nyassachromis nigritaeniatus
Species Authority: (Trewavas, 1935)

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 widely distributed throughout the southern part of the lake. It has no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is thought to be restricted to the southern part of the lake.
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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: Prefers exposed shores and has been observed on the open sand in Senga bay at a depth of about 15 m. It feeds on zooplankton in the mid-water. Breeding males construct sand castle nests on the lake floor and attract females from schools in the open water. Has been sporadically exported, without a trade name. Max. size: 22 cm.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Nyassachromis nigritaeniatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60992A12423641. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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