|Scientific Name:||Nimbochromis linni|
|Species Authority:||(Burgess & Axelrod, 1975)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)|
Endemic to Lake Malawi. The main threat to this species is overfishing. A local decline in fishery catches is recorded for the southern parts of the lake, possibly due to the commercial trawl fishery, but the population is widespread throughout the rest of the lake where the trawl fishery is absent. Overall this species is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is widespread throughout the rocky shore habitat.|
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Found mainly in rocky places, though it can sometimes be seen in the intermediate habitats. An ambush predator that feeds on small rock dwelling cichlids hiding under rocks. When feeding it has been observed to remain motionless upright resting on top of a rock before striking downwards under the rock. It has also been reported that individuals play dead by lying on the bottom waiting for unsuspecting prey.|
|Major Threat(s):||No information available.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information available.|
Burgess, W.E. and Axelrod, H.R. 1975. Haplochromis linni, a new species of cichlid from Lake Malawi. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 23(5): 36–41
Eccles, D.H. and Trewavas, E. 1989. Malawian cichlid fishes. The classification of some Haplochromine genera. Lake Fish Movies, Herten, Germany.
IUCN. 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 04 May 2006.
Konings, A. 1990. Konings's Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Malawi. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City New Jersey.
Turner, G. 1995. Offshore Cichlids of Lake Malawi. Cichlid Press, Lauenau, Germany.
|Citation:||Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A. 2006. Nimbochromis linni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 April 2015.|