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Melanochromis xanthodigma

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Melanochromis xanthodigma
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)
Justification:
Endemic to lake Malawi where it occurs naturally in only one location at Masinje.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to lake Malawi. Occurs only at Masinje.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits in crevices and caves at depths of around 20 m. It is an opportunistic feeder.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Melanochromis xanthodigma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 August 2014.
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