Cyprichromis leptosoma 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Cyprichromis leptosoma (Boulenger, 1898)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bigirimana, C.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Widespread distribution in the southern part of Lake Tanganyika with no major widespread threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Tanganyika and known only from the southern end.
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Population [top]

Population:The population size is not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species lives in relatively deep water having been caught at 80 m. It is known to be a mouthbrooder and is adapted to life at considerable depths off rocky slopes. Possibly localised to the southern end of lake. A protrusable mouth forms a suction tube as an adaptation for feeding on pelagic zooplankton. Spawns on a rocky surface.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation; over-exploitation by the aquarium trade; and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not protected by any specific legislation.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Cyprichromis leptosoma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60488A12363457. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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