Mylochromis mollis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Mylochromis mollis (Trewavas, 1935)
Common Name(s):
English Softy Hap

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 where it is common throughout the lake perimeter, particularly in the northern part of the lake. It has no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs throughout the lake and is common in the northern half.
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 water mainly in sediment rich rocky habitats, can also occur in the sandy habitat. Occurs at an average depth of about 10 m. Feeds by scooping sediments from the rocks or sand and sifting it through its gills, retaining any food items found (mainly invertebrates). Territorial males observed throughout the year, they defend a site between some small rocks (males do not construct a nest). Known as "Haplochromis Margrette Diagonal Stripe" in the aquarium trade. Max. size: Attains a maximum size of about 17 cm. Females are smaller growing to a length of approximately 13 cm.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Mylochromis mollis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61019A12430845. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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