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Lethrinops longipinnis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Lethrinops longipinnis
Species Authority: Eccles & Lewis, 1978
Taxonomic Notes: Undergoing taxonomic revision. Possibly a complex of 3–4 species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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. There are taxonomic uncertainties around this species. Possibly it is a species complex (J. Snoeks, pers comm., East Africa Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment workshop, Dec. 2003)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Known from the southern part of the lake.
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 open sandy areas or areas with soft substrates such as mud and diatomaceous substances at depths between 30–140 m. Feeds on invertebrates. Reported not to have been exported in the aquarium trade (1990). Max. size: 16 cm TL.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Lethrinops longipinnis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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