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Mylochromis labidodon

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Mylochromis labidodon
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)
Justification:
Endemic to Lakes Malawi and Malombe where it is widespread with no major threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in the intermediate habitat and in shallow sand areas where the lakebed is partly covered with small rocks. It has been observed down to 20 m. It feeds by turning over rocks or pebbles (which it grabs with its mouth) to check for invertebrates underneath. Usually solitary. Known by its scientific name in the aquarium trade. Max. size: Males attain a maximum size of 18 cm and females with an average size of about 11 cm.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

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