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Maylandia zebra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Maylandia zebra
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Zebra Mbuna

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 widespread with no known, major and widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi where it has a lake-wide distribution.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Maylandia zebra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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