Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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, occurs only at Likoma Island, a single restricted location

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at Likoma Island.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Observed over small to medium sized rocks at between 5–10 m depth. Feeds on zooplankton and epibenthic invertebrates.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Subsistence fishing. Competition from translocated species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61113A12439756. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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