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Aulonocara aquilonium 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Aulonocara aquilonium Konings, 1995

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
The species is restricted to a single location at Mdoka in the northern part of Lake Malawi.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is restricted to Mdokas in the northern part of the lake.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Malawi
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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 at depths of approximately 20 m. Foraging females and non territorial males congregate in large schools on the sand between or near rocks at depths varying from 12–25 m. Territorial males defend a small patch of sand against conspecific males only. Abundant at the rock sand interfaces near Mdoka in November and December. It has been exported as "Aulonocara Auditor" in the aquarium trade.
Systems:Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potentially the aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Aulonocara aquilonium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61055A12435126. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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