Neolamprologus sexfasciatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus sexfasciatus
Species Authority: (Trewavas & Poll, 1952 )

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Endemic to Lake Tanganyika with a widespread distribution throughout the southern parts of the lake and no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Tanganyika where it is widely distributed throughout the southern parts of the lake.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is rock-dweller, often seen in the open. It feeds predominantly on snails for which the pharyngeal bone and teeth are specifically adapted to allow it to break open the thick shells of some of the more heavily protected species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.5. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha)
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
9. Pollution -> 9.3. Agricultural & forestry effluents -> 9.3.2. Soil erosion, sedimentation
♦ timing: Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

Brichard, P. 1989. Pierre Brichard's Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Tanganyika. THF Publications Inc., Neptune, United States.

Daget, J., Gosse, J.P., Teugels, G.G. and Thys van den Audenaerde, D.F.E. (eds). 1991. Check-list of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa (CLOFFA IV) ISNB, Brussels and MRAC, Tervuren, Belgium, and ORSTOM, Paris, France.

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

Poll, M. 1956. Poissons Cichlidae. In: Exploration Hydrobiologique du Lac Tanganika (1946–1947). Résultats scientifiques. 3(5B): 390–394. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.

Citation: Bigirimana, C. 2006. Neolamprologus sexfasciatus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60597A12374602. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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