Aulonocara ethelwynnae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aulonocara ethelwynnae
Species Authority: Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987
Common Name(s):
English Chitande Aulonocara

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
The species has a restricted range being only recorded from a single location at Chitande Island.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi, where it has only been recorded from Chitande Island
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs over rocks and sand. Females and immature males found in schools at 3 m depth. Females can also occur in small groups. Breeding males occur 6–7 m deep. Feeds from the rock and sand substrates. Known as "Northern Alonocara or Chitande Aulonocara" 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 ethelwynnae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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