Chindongo flavus 

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 flavus (Stauffer, 1988)
Pseudotropheus flavus Stauffer, 1988
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 in the genus Pseudotropheus Regan, 1922 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 known from two small island locations.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at Chinyankhwazi and Chinyamwezi Islands.
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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:Prefers the rocky habitat near small to medium sized rocks, usually between 7-20 m depth. It occurs in schools that have been observed roaming through the habitat. Feeds mainly on plankton from the open water but territorial males also feed from rock surfaces within their territory. These territorial males aggressively defend their territory, which is normally a cave. Known as "Pseudotropheus dinghani" in the aquarium trade. Max. size: 8.5 cm TL.

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 in the genus Pseudotropheus Regan, 1922 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 flavus (amended version of 2006 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T61165A117805790. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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