Altolamprologus calvus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Altolamprologus calvus
Species Authority: (Poll, 1978)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
Extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km² (meeting the EN B1 threshold), and there is continuing decline in quality of habitat due to sedimentation (EN B1b(iii)). However, it is quite widespread.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the southern part of Lake Tanganyika.
Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in the southern part of Lake Tanganyika where it is a specialist feeder on zoobiocover.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Degradation of habitat; water pollution; landslide, sedimentation; and collection for the aquarium trade

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures currently in place.

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. Downloaded on 04 May 2006.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Altolamprologus calvus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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