Neolamprologus tretocephalus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus tretocephalus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1899)
Synonym/s:
Lamprologus tretocephalus Boulenger, 1899
Neolamprologus tetrocephalus (Boulenger, 1899)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor/s: Bigirimana, C.
Reviewer/s: Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika with a widespread distribution and no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to the Lake Tanganyika where it has been recorded throughout the northern basin and along a small section of coastline south of Mahale.
Countries:
Native:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown, but it is not abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A rock-dweller feeding on shells and aquatic insect larvae. It is also reported to eat bivalves. It is a popular aquarium species, which is now farmed commercially.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.

Bibliography [top]

Brichard, P. 1989. Pierre Brichard's Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Tanganyika. THF Publications Inc., Neptune, United States.

Daget, J., Gosse, J.P., Teugels, G.G. and Thys van den Audenaerde, D.F.E. (eds). 1991. Check-list of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa (CLOFFA IV) ISNB, Brussels and MRAC, Tervuren, Belgium, and ORSTOM, Paris, France.

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

Poll, M. 1956. Poissons Cichlidae. In: Exploration Hydrobiologique du Lac Tanganika (1946–1947). Résultats scientifiques. 3(5B): 390–394. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Neolamprologus tretocephalus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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