Altolamprologus calvus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Altolamprologus calvus
Species Authority: (Poll, 1978)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Bigirimana, C.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km² (meeting the EN B1 threshold), and there is continuing decline in quality of habitat due to sedimentation (EN B1b(iii)). However, it is quite widespread.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the southern part of Lake Tanganyika.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in the southern part of Lake Tanganyika where it is a specialist feeder on zoobiocover.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Degradation of habitat; water pollution; landslide, sedimentation; and collection for the aquarium trade

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures currently in place.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Altolamprologus calvus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60455A12368559. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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