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Maylandia lombardoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Maylandia lombardoi
Species Authority: (Burgess, 1977)

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 is known from two restricted locations: Mbenji Island and Nkhomo reef.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at Mbenji Island and Nkhomo reef.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in sediment rich areas, numerous at the sand rock interface. Occurs from 6–20 m depth, more numerous in waters of about 10 m deep. Males are strongly aggressive against conspecific males. Their territories consist of excavated nests beneath rocks over sand in the intermediate zone. Females, juveniles and non-territorial adults occur singly or in small groups. Feeds on loose algae from the rocky surface as well as on plankton in the open water. Known as " Golden Zebra, Pseudotropheus lilancinius and Pseudotropheus kenyi" in the aquarium trade. Max. size: 10 cm (TL).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Collection for the aquarium trade. Subsistence fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Maylandia lombardoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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