Aulonocara jacobfreibergi 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Aulonocara jacobfreibergi (Johnson, 1974)
Common Name(s):
English Fairy Cichlid

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is widespread throughout the southern parts of the lake. It has no widespread major threats identified at present.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi. Common at the southern end of the lake where it has been recorded at Cape Maclear (including Mumbo and Domwe Islands) to Makokola reef, and at Chinyankhwazi and Chinyamwezi rocks. Also seen at Mpanga rocks, Namalenje Island and Mpandikuchsa Island.
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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:Southern populations occur in intermediate habitats while northern populations inhabit rocky habitats. Breeding males have territories inside caves, which they defend. A nest is not constructed so breeding takes place on a rock or sand. Large caves can hold several breeding males. Females forage on the sandy cave bottoms. Known as "Malawi Butterfly, Trematocranus trevori, Trematocranus jacobfreigbergi and Trematocranus regina" in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fishing; aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Aulonocara jacobfreibergi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61065A12435446. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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