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Mylochromis ericotaenia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Mylochromis ericotaenia
Species Authority: (Regan, 1922)

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)
Justification:
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is widespread at low densities. No major threats have been identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. It occurs throughout the lake in shallow waters. It is rare in most areas except at Hai reef (Tanzania) and Chiwindi (Mozambique).
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: Occurs over sandy substrate, sometimes in the intermediate habitat. Feeds on invertebrates from the sand. Exported in the aquarium trade. Max. size: Maximum recorded size 20 cm total length (male).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Mylochromis ericotaenia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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