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Tropheops novemfasciatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Tropheops novemfasciatus
Species Authority: (Regan, 1922)

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:
Widely distributed throughout Lake Malawi with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi where it has been recorded from the coast between Monkey Bay and Nkopola, Usisya and Ngara (Malawi), Lundo Island (Tanzania), and Cobue (Mozambique).
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: Prefers the upper 4 m in shallow waters in sheltered bays close to small rocks and vegetation. Feeds on loose algae grazed from plant leaves (similar to Cyathochromis obliquidens). Breeding males are territorial and they construct shallow saucer shaped nests in the muddy bottom. Females and non-breeding males form foraging groups moving from one plant bed to another.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Tropheops novemfasciatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.
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