Nyassachromis leuciscus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Nyassachromis leuciscus (Regan, 1922)
Common Name(s):
English Small Green Utaka

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)
Endemic to Lake Malawi with a lake-wide distribution and no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi with a lake-wide distribution.
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:Occurs in shallow sand habitats at a depth of about 10 m. It occurs in more sheltered areas which are not too exposed to wave action and lives among rubble and small stones on the sand. Breeding males are observed all year round and they defend territories on the sand and rubble bottom. It feeds on small soft benthic invertebrates as well as plankton. Mouth brooding females congregate into groups. Known as "Small Green Utaka" in the aquarium trade. Max. size: 10 cm.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Nyassachromis leuciscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60993A12423792. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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