|Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa|
|Scientific Name:||Mylochromis melanonotus (Regan, 1922)|
Haplochromis melanonotus Regan, 1922
Platygnathochromis melanonotus (Regan, 1922)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Sometimes classified as Mylochromis (Konings 1990, 1995). Also regarded as conspecific with Mylochromis semipalatus (Konings 1995).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)|
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is known to be widespread throughout the two southern arms. No major widespread threats identified.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lake Malawi. Possibly restricted to the southern arms of the lake.|
Native:Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Most frequently observed over sand, but also occurs in the intermediate and sometimes rocky habitats. Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates by scooping its prey from the sand. Breeding males defend spawning sites of either a shallow sand castle nest or a cleared site in intermediate habitat. Breeding males have been observed at a depth of about 20 m in small colonies. Known as "Haplochromis Yellow Black Line" in the aquarium trade|
|Major Threat(s):||Potential over-fishing.|
|Conservation Actions:||Part of range within the Lake Malawi National Park.|
Eccles, D.H. and Trewavas, E. 1989. Malawian cichlid fishes. The classification of some Haplochromine genera. Lake Fish Movies, Herten, Germany.
IUCN. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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.
Konings, A. 1995. Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat. Second Edition. Cichlid Press, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.
|Citation:||Kasembe, J. 2006. Mylochromis melanonotus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60930A12424929.Downloaded on 16 August 2018.|
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