Melanochromis benetos 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Melanochromis benetos
Species Authority: Bowers & Stauffer, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
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 is widespread with no known major, widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at Likoma Island as well as along the northwestern coast between Nkhata bay and Chilumba.
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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: Typically occurs over the rock sand interface, an opportunistic feeder, mainly feeds on small fishes.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Subsistence fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Melanochromis benetos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61110A12439245. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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