|Scientific Name:||Labidochromis caeruleus|
|Species Authority:||Fryer, 1956|
|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 widespread with no major widespread threats identified.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is observed along the coast between Chirombo Point and Charo. On the western side of the lake it occurs between Cape Kaizer (Tanzania) to Londo (Mozambique).|
Native:Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Rock dwelling cichlid occurring at the greatest depth of all other species in the genus (average depth occurrence of 25 m). It is rarely found in waters less than 10 m. Feeds on other fishes, invertebrates, small crustaceans as well as small snails. Known as "Labidochromis tanganicae, Labidochromis Yellow, Labidochromis White" in the aquarium trade. Max. size: 10 cm.|
|Major Threat(s):||Sedimentation. Collection for the aquarium trade; and, potentially, over-fishing.|
|Conservation Actions:||Lake Malawi National Park.|
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.
Lewis, D.S.C. 1982. A revision of the genus Labidochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 75: 189–265
Ribbink, A.J., Marsh, B.A., Marsh, A.C., Ribbink A.C. and Sharp, B.J. 1983. A preliminary survey of the cichlid fishes of rocky habitats in Lake Malawi. South African Journal of Zoology 18: 149–310
|Citation:||Kasembe, J. 2006. Labidochromis caeruleus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.|