Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Melanochromis dialeptos
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 where it is only known from a single restricted location at Masinje.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Only known to occur at Masinje.
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: Occurs over the rocky habitat as well as the intermediate zone. Feeds primarily on loose algae.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Subsistence fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Melanochromis dialeptos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61114A12439904. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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