|Scientific Name:||Aulonocara hansbaenschi|
|Species Authority:||Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Regarded as being conspecific with A. stewart granti, Meyer et al. 1987 (Konings 1995).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)|
The species is endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only known from four separate locations.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is known from Masinje, Fort Maguire, Mara Point and Thumbi West Island.|
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in the rocky habitat at 4–6 m where it prefers to dwell near holes and crevices formed in the rocks. Spawning occurs in the caves. Feeds on small invertebrates in the sand.|
|Major Threat(s):||Restricted Range. Potential localised over-fishing.|
|Conservation Actions:||Partly enclosed 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. 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.
Konings, A. 1995. Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat. Second Edition. Cichlid Press, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.
Meyer, M.K., Riehl, R. and Zetzsche, H. 1987. A revision of the cichlid fishes of the genus Aulonocara Regan, 1922 from Lake Malawi, with descriptions of six new species. In: W. Klausewitz (ed.). Contributions to the knowledge of the cichlid fishes of the genus Aulonocara of Lake Malawi (East-Africa). pp. 7–53. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 94.
|Citation:||Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Aulonocara hansbaenschi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.|
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