Chindongo demasoni 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Chindongo demasoni (Konings, 1994)
Pseudotropheus demasoni Konings, 1994
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. and Van der Laan, R. (eds). 2017. Catalog of Fishes: genera, species, references. Updated 30 June 2017. Available at: (Accessed: 30 June 2017).
Taxonomic Notes: This species previously appeared on the IUCN Red List as Pseudotropheus demasoni Konings, 1994 but is now valid in the genus Chindongo Li, Konings & Stauffer, 2016.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
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 know from two small reefs.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at Pombo and Ndumbi reefs in Tanzania (south of the Ruhuhu River delta).
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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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:Inhabits intermediate, stony and rocky substrates in shallow water mainly in the upper 3-4 m. Does not defend territories and is not aggressive to conspecific males. It feeds on aufwuchs.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Restricted range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: This species previously appeared on the IUCN Red List as Pseudotropheus demasoni Konings, 1994 but is now valid in the genus Chindongo Li, Konings & Stauffer, 2016. An amended assessment has been produced to reflect this taxonomic change.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2017. Chindongo demasoni (amended version of 2006 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T61163A117656025. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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