|Scientific Name:||Maylandia lombardoi|
|Species Authority:||(Burgess, 1977)|
|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 known from two restricted locations: Mbenji Island and Nkhomo reef.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at Mbenji Island and Nkhomo reef.|
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in sediment rich areas, numerous at the sand rock interface. Occurs from 6–20 m depth, more numerous in waters of about 10 m deep. Males are strongly aggressive against conspecific males. Their territories consist of excavated nests beneath rocks over sand in the intermediate zone. Females, juveniles and non-territorial adults occur singly or in small groups. Feeds on loose algae from the rocky surface as well as on plankton in the open water. Known as " Golden Zebra, Pseudotropheus lilancinius and Pseudotropheus kenyi" in the aquarium trade. Max. size: 10 cm (TL).|
|Major Threat(s):||Collection for the aquarium trade. Subsistence fishing.|
Burgess, W.E. 1977. Studies on the family Cichlidae: 8. Pseudotropheus lombardoi, a new species of Lake Malawi Mbuna with reversed sexual coloration (Pisces: Cichlidae). Tropical Fish Hobbyist 26(2): 63–67
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.
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. Maylandia lombardoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 February 2015.|