|Scientific Name:||Chindongo heteropictus (Staeck, 1980)|
Maylandia heteropicta (Staeck, 1980)
Pseudotropheus heteropictus Staeck, 1980
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. and Van der Laan, R. (eds). 2017. Catalog of Fishes: genera, species, references. Updated 30 June 2017. Available at: http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp. (Accessed: 30 June 2017).|
|Taxonomic Notes:||In the original description the type locality was indicated as Thumbi West Island, Lake Malawi but no forms resembling the paratype have been observed or collected at the type locality. The scientific name was applied erroneously to a large species from Thumbi West Island given the cheironym Pseudotropheus sp. 'black dorsal heteropictus' (Konings 1995).
This species previously appeared on the IUCN Red List in the genus Maylandia Meyer & Förster, 1984 but is now valid in the genus Chindongo Li, Konings & Stauffer, 2016.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|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: Chisumulu Island.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lake Malawi. Observed at Chizumulu Island.|
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in the intermediate habitat, in sediment free clear water. Females are common in the upper 5–10 m of the intermediate habitat. Known as "Pseudotropheus newsi" in the aquarium trade.|
|Major Threat(s):||Sedimentation. Collection for the aquarium trade. Subsistence fishing.|
|Amended reason:||This species previously appeared on the IUCN Red List in the genus Maylandia Meyer & Förster, 1984 but is now valid in the genus Chindongo Li, Konings & Stauffer, 2016. An amended assessment has been produced to reflect this taxonomic change.|
|Citation:||Kasembe, J. 2017. Chindongo heteropictus. (amended version published in 2006) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T61144A117805972.Downloaded on 21 September 2017.|
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