Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Lamprologus callipterus
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it common and widespread throughout the lake. No widespread major threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is very common and widely spread. Also found in the Malagarasi river delta.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Ubiquitous around the Lake, over hard and soft bottoms, including in snail shells, from 0–50 m deep (average depth 7 m). It is a predator mostly feeding on crustaceans and other invertebrates.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Siltation in the inshore zone due to erosion on the watershed and beach seining.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.5. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha)
suitability: Suitable  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.13. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Inland Deltas
suitability: Marginal  
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
5. Biological resource use -> 5.4. Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources -> 5.4.1. Intentional use: (subsistence/small scale)
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

9. Pollution -> 9.3. Agricultural & forestry effluents -> 9.3.2. Soil erosion, sedimentation
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

De Vos, L., Taverne, L. and Thys van den Audenaerde, D.F.E. 2001. L’Ichtyofaune du bassin de la Malagarasi (système du lac Tanganyika): une synthèse de la connaissance actuelle. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Sc. Zool. 285: 117–152

IUCN. 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 04 May 2006.

Poll, M. 1953. Poissons non Cichlidae. In: Exploration Hydrobiologique du Lac Tanganika (1946–1947). Résultats scientifiques. 3(5A): 1–251. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Lamprologus callipterus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60549A12378585. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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