Tropheops tropheops 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Tropheops tropheops (Regan, 1922)
Pseudotropheus tropheops Regan, 1922

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kasembe, J.
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 four locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi. Known from Maleri Island, Chemwezi rocks, Chinyankhwazi Island and Chinyamwezi Island.
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs throughout the rocky habitat but mainly in the sediment free upper areas. Feeds on algae as well as plankton when available. Breeding males are seen throughout the year and they defend their territories against intruders. It is a polymorphic cichlid exported in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Restricted Range. Localized over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Tropheops tropheops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61160A12444999. . Downloaded on 27 May 2018.
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