Pseudotropheus saulosi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus saulosi
Species Authority: Konings, 1990

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)
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only known from a single rocky reef location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at Taiwan Reef (north of Chizumulu Island).
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in the surf zone of the sediment free rocky shore habitat. Females are often seen in large feeding groups consisting of more than 50 individuals. Feeds on algae, which it nibbles from the rock surface. Males are aggressive in defending their territories against conspecific males. Not yet exported in the aquarium trade (1990).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Pseudotropheus saulosi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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