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Pseudotropheus cyaneus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus cyaneus
Species Authority: Stauffer, 1988
Common Name(s):
English Cyan Hap

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 only known from a single restricted island location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Only known at Chinyamwezi Island.
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 the rocky habitat (frequently near small rocks) at depths of about 40 m. Territorial males are seen all year round, their territory consists of a cave among the rocks. Feeds on algae from the rock surface as well as plankton in the open water. Not exported in the aquarium trade (1990). Max. size: 9 cm TL.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Restricted range. Potential over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Pseudotropheus cyaneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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