Sciaenochromis fryeri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Sciaenochromis fryeri
Species Authority: Konings, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
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 where it is widespread with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. This is a rare cichlid found throughout the lake.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in the intermediate habitat or along rocky coasts including remote islets and reefs at water depths of up to 25 m. Spawning occurs usually beneath rocks. Max. size: 11.5 cm SL
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.5. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha)
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

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

Konings, A. 1993. A revision of the genus Sciaenochromis Eccles & Trewavas, 1989 (Pisces, Cichlidae). In: The Cichlids Yearbook. Vol 3. pp. 28–36. Cichlid Press, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.

Konings, A. 1995. Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat. Second Edition. Cichlid Press, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.

Snoeks, J. and Hanssens, M. 2003. Partner 3: Africa Museum (MRAC.LI). In: K. Irvine (ed.). The trophic ecology of the demersal fish community of Lake Malawi/Niassa, Central Africa. NCO-DC Final Report covering period from 1st March 1998 to 28th February 2002.

Citation: Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A. 2006. Sciaenochromis fryeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60967A12427167. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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