Acapoeta tanganicae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Acapoeta tanganicae (Boulenger, 1900)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic species widespread throughout Lake Tanganyika where it is found in inshore waters over rocky substrates and lower reaches of major fast flowing rivers (area of occupancy less than 2,000 kmĀ²). Threatened by fisheries pressure, water turbidity and siltation due to erosion on watershed but no data to demonstrate a population decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Tanganyika and the Rusizi River.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population:A very common species that sometimes is significant in inshore fisheries catches from Lake Tanganyika.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in inshore waters of the lake over rocky substrates and in major fast flowing rivers (Eccles 1992). Feeds on varied food items collected on rocky and other firm bottoms: insects, ostracods, diatoms, worms, etc. Also feeds on aufwuchs (Eccles 1992).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-fishing. Water turbidity in rivers and lake's inshore waters due to erosion following deforestation in the associated river catchments.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Acapoeta tanganicae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61308A12459046. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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