|Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa|
|Scientific Name:||Aulonocara jacobfreibergi (Johnson, 1974)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)|
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is widespread throughout the southern parts of the lake. It has no widespread major threats identified at present.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lake Malawi. Common at the southern end of the lake where it has been recorded at Cape Maclear (including Mumbo and Domwe Islands) to Makokola reef, and at Chinyankhwazi and Chinyamwezi rocks. Also seen at Mpanga rocks, Namalenje Island and Mpandikuchsa Island.|
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Southern populations occur in intermediate habitats while northern populations inhabit rocky habitats. Breeding males have territories inside caves, which they defend. A nest is not constructed so breeding takes place on a rock or sand. Large caves can hold several breeding males. Females forage on the sandy cave bottoms. Known as "Malawi Butterfly, Trematocranus trevori, Trematocranus jacobfreigbergi and Trematocranus regina" in the aquarium trade.|
|Major Threat(s):||Fishing; aquarium trade.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information available.|
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.
Johnson, D.S. 1974. Three new cichlids from Lake Malawi. Today's Aquarist 1(3): 38–42.
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:||Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Aulonocara jacobfreibergi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61065A12435446.Downloaded on 15 August 2018.|
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