|Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa|
|Scientific Name:||Metriaclima zebra (Boulenger, 1899)|
Maylandia zebra (Boulenger, 1899)
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species previously appeared on the IUCN Red List in the genus Maylandia but is now considered valid in the genus Metriaclima (Konings 2016, Stauffer et al. 2016).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern 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 widespread with no known, major and widespread threats.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lake Malawi where it has a lake-wide distribution.|
Native:Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in rocky habitats (can be either sediment free or sediment rich). Feeds at right angles with the substrate combing loose material from the rock surface. It is often observed feeding on plankton from the open water. Male territories consist of caves which they defend and where spawning occurs. Females are found in groups foraging in the water column. It is a polymorphic cichlid. Known by its scientific name in the aquarium trade. Max. size: 13.5 cm (TL).|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats identified.|
This species previously appeared on the IUCN Red List in the genus Maylandia but is now considered valid in the genus Metriaclima (Konings 2016, Stauffer et al. 2016).
An amended assessment has been produced to reflect this taxonomic change.
|Citation:||Kasembe, J. 2017. Metriaclima zebra (amended version of 2006 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T61155A120778246.Downloaded on 23 July 2018.|
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