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Lethrinops albus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Lethrinops albus
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 thought to be widespread with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi where it has been observed at Kande, but is thought likely to have a much wider distribution. The Type specimens were collected at an unknown location.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in the intermediate habitat where it feeds by sifting silt from the sandy bottom through its gills, mainly finding invertebrates. Territorial males defend a spawning site in the habitat close to rocks (they do not construct nests). Breeding has been observed in May and June. Reported not to have been exported (1990). Max. size: 13 cm.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Lethrinops albus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 September 2014.
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