Labidochromis pallidus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Labidochromis pallidus Lewis,1982

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 it occurs at only two locations: the Maleri Islands and Thumbi West.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi where it occurs at the Maleri Islands as well as Thumbi west 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 frequently in the shallow water in rocky areas in sediment free habitat as well as the intermediate habitat. It feeds on aufwuchs and arthropods. This species is not territorial but males chase conspecific males from feeding sites. They court females and coax them to into depositing eggs at a nearby sheltered site. Also known as "Labidochromis fryeri" in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation; collection for the aquarium trade; and fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Lake Malawi National Park.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Labidochromis pallidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61102A12436543. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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