Aulonocara stuartgranti 

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 stuartgranti Meyer & Riehl, 1985
Common Name(s):
English Flavescent Peacock
Taxonomic Notes: Possibly conspecific with A. steveni Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987 (Konings 1995).

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. Widespread with no known major threats to the whole population.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs along the entire northwestern coast between Kande and Ngara and on the eastern shores south of the Ruhuhu River to Ntekete.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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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:Frequents the rock sand interface feeding from the substrate. Generally occurs at a depth of 8–15 m. Few individuals have been observed in water as shallow as 3 m but others can occur up to 25 m deep. Females occur in groups, males hold territories in caves made of rocks scattered over the sand. Known as " Usisya Aulonocara, Flavascent Peacock, Ngara Aulonocara and Chilumba Aulonocara, Aulonocara Yellow Tanzania, or Aulonocara Blue Neon" in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Aulonocara stuartgranti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61073A12428965. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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