Labidochromis flavigulis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Labidochromis flavigulis Lewis,1982
Common Name(s):
English Chisumulu Pearl

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kasembe, J.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Malawi where occurs at a single restricted location: Chizumulu Island.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi where is recorded from Chizumulu Island. It has been introduced at Likoma 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 in the intermediate habitat in shallow water. Territorial males dig spawning nests underneath small rocks heaping sand in front of the entrance. Females and juveniles move around in small foraging groups or singly. This species feeds on algae from the rock surface. Known as "Labidochromis samueli, Labidochromis textilis, Labidochromis exasperatus and Chisumulae Pearl" in the aquarium trade. Max. size: 8 cm.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation. Collection for the aquarium trade; and, potentially, over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Labidochromis flavigulis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61092A12431628. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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