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Lethrinops longimanus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Lethrinops longimanus
Species Authority: Trewavas, 1931

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 with a wide distribution to the south and no known major widespread major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Lake-wide distribution.
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: It occurs in habitats with pure sandy bottoms at depths between 50–70 m. It is abundant at these depths in many parts of the lake. It feeds on insect larvae. It is reported to have declined substantially in abundance in the southeastern arm of the lake south of Boadzulu Island due to the impact of demersal trawling in the area. Reported not to have been exported in the aquarium trade (1990). Max. size: 15 cm TL.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

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