Aulonocara korneliae 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Aulonocara korneliae Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987
Common Name(s):
English Aulonocara Chizumulu

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 has a restricted range only being recorded at Chisumulu Island.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi where it has only been recorded at Chisumulu 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:Occurs over rocky habitat but it forages over sand where it feeds on invertebrates. It prefers water of 10 m depth. Females congregate in foraging schools that usually number more than 20 individuals. Males defend territories at the edge of sand and rocks. Territories are central around a cave among rocks or at a horizontal space between a suspended rock and the sand. Known as "Blue Orchard Aulonocara" 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 korneliae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61066A12435514. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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