Pseudotropheus demasoni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus demasoni
Species Authority: Konings, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor/s: Kasembe, J.
Reviewer/s: Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only know from two small reefs.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs at Pombo and Ndumbi reefs in Tanzania (south of the Ruhuhu River delta).
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits intermediate, stony and rocky substrates in shallow water mainly in the upper 3-4 m. Does not defend territories and is not aggressive to conspecific males. It feeds on aufwuchs.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Restricted range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 04 May 2006.

Konings, A. 1994. Pseudotropheus demasoni sp. nov.: a sexually monomorphic cichlid from the Tanzanian coast of Lake Malawi. In: The Cichlids Yearbook. Vol 4. pp. 24–27. Cichlid Press, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.

Konings, A. 1995. Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat. Second Edition. Cichlid Press, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.

Spreinat, A 1995. Lake Malawi Cichlids from Tanzania. Unterm Hagen, Gottingen, Germany.

Citation: Kasembe, J. 2006. Pseudotropheus demasoni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 April 2014.
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