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Copadichromis cyclicos

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Copadichromis cyclicos
Species Authority: Stauffer, Lovullo & McKaye, 1993
Taxonomic Notes: This species is from the Copadichromis eucinostous group. Konings 1995 regards the species Copadichromis conophorus, Copadichromis cyclicos and Copadichromis thinos Stauffer, LoVullo & McKaye, 1993 as junior synoyms of Copadichromis eucinostomus. He notes that the distinguishing characteristics for the three species of size and nest shape has been seen to vary in C. eucinostomus and therefore it is likely that one of the above species can be conspecific with C. eucinostomus. However further research is needed.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only recorded at a single restricted location. It may be more widespread but there is no data to support this at present.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Collected from Nankhumba Peninsula (southern part of the lake). May be more widespread.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Forages in the water column where it feeds primarily on zooplankton. Spawns throughout the year with two peaks in January to March and August to September. Males build cone shaped bowers in breeding arenas over sand at depths of 3–7 m.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-fishing, and inshore sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Lake Malawi National Park.

Citation: Kazembe, J., Makocho, P. & Mailosi, A. 2006. Copadichromis cyclicos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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