Haplochromis labiatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Haplochromis labiatus
Species Authority: Trewavas, 1933

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Twongo, T.K.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Restricted extent of occurrence in Lake George and the Kazinga Channel (extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km²). Although it is not known if the current population is declining, there is a future potential for decline through water pollution in Lake George from the mining activities in Kasese District (Dunn 1989, Ogutu-Ohwayo et al. 1997).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lakes Edward and George.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Information not available.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No serious current threats identified. Potential for future pollution from mining activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Unknown.

Bibliography [top]

Abila, O.R. 1998. Four decades of the Nile Perch fishery in Lake Victoria. Technological developments, impacts and policy options for sustainable utilization. In: G.W. Howard and S.W. Matindi (eds). Water hyacinth, Nile perch and pollution. Issues for ecosystem management in Lake Victoria. Proceedings of a Workshop on “Prospects for sustainable management in Lake Victoria” Mwanza, Tanzania, 10–12 June, 1998. IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland, and JET – Journalist Environmental Association of Tanzania, Tanzania.

Greenwood, P.H. 1981. A review of the Haplochromis and related species (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake George, Uganda. In: P.H. Greenwood (ed.). The Haplochromine Fishes of the East African Lakes. Collected papers of their taxonomy, biology and evolution (with an introduction and a species index). Kraus-Thompson GbmH, Munchen, Germany.

Hecky, R.E. 1993. The eutrophication of Lake Victoria. Verhandlungen der Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 25: 39–48

Hecky, R.E., Bugenyi, F.W.B., Ochumba, P., Talling, J.F., Mugidde, R., Gophen, M. and Kaufman, l. 1994. Deoxygenation of the deep waters of Lake Victoria, East Africa. Limnol. Oceanogr. 39: 1476–1481

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

Citation: Twongo, T.K. 2006. Haplochromis labiatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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