|Scientific Name:||Metriaclima greshakei (Meyer & Förster, 1984)|
Maylandia greshakei (Meyer & Förster, 1984)
Pseudotropheus greshakei Meyer & Förster, 1984
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Konings, A. 2016. Malawi Cichlids in their natural habitat, 5th edition. Cichlid Press, El Paso, USA.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species previously appeared on the IUCN Red List in the genus Maylandia but is now considered valid in the genus Metriaclima (Konings 2016, Stauffer et al. 2016).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 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 only known from two restricted locations of Makokola reef and Crocadile reef in the southeastern arm of the lake, south of Boadzulu Island.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at two reefs south of Boadzulu Island: Makokola reef and Crocodile reef (in the south eastern arm of the lake).|
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Inhabits rocky habitats at reefs where the rocks are covered with a layer of sediment. Occurs at 15–35 m depth. Females and non-breeding males occur singly or in groups, feeding on plankton in the open water. Territorial males also feed on the biocover on the rocks. Male territories consist of caves between rocks. Known as "Pseudotropheus Ice Blue" in the aquarium trade. Max. size: It attains a length of about 10 cm.|
|Major Threat(s):||Collection for the aquarium trade. Subsistence fishing.|
|Amended reason:||This species previously appeared on the IUCN Red List in the genus Maylandia but is now considered valid in the genus Metriaclima (Konings 2016, Stauffer et al. 2016). An amended assessment has been produced to reflect this taxonomic change.|
IUCN. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 7 December 2017).
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.
Konings, A. 2016. Malawi Cichlids in their natural habitat, 5th edition. Cichlid Press, El Paso, USA.
Stauffer Jr., J.R., Bowers, N.J., Kellogg, K.A. and McKaye, K.R. 1997. A revision of the blue-black Pseudotropheus zebra (Teleostei: Cichlidae) complex from Lake Malawi Africa, with a description of a new genus and ten new species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 148: 189–230.
Stauffer, J.R. Jr., Konings, A.F. and Ryan, T.M. 2016. Redescription of Pseudotropheus livingstonii and Pseudotropheus elegans from Lake Malawi, Africa. Zootaxa 4154(2): 169-178.
|Citation:||Kasembe, J. 2017. Metriaclima greshakei (amended version of 2006 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T61142A120810757.Downloaded on 22 June 2018.|
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