Aulonocara hansbaenschi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Aulonocara hansbaenschi Meyer, Riehl & Zetzsche, 1987
Common Name(s):
English Aulonocara Fort Maguire
Taxonomic Notes: Regarded as being conspecific with A. stewart granti, Meyer et al. 1987 (Konings 1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
The species is endemic to Lake Malawi where it is only known from four separate locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake Malawi where it is known from Masinje, Fort Maguire, Mara Point and Thumbi West Island.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs in the rocky habitat at 4–6 m where it prefers to dwell near holes and crevices formed in the rocks. Spawning occurs in the caves. Feeds on small invertebrates in the sand.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Restricted Range. Potential localised over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Partly enclosed within the Lake Malawi National Park.

Citation: Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Aulonocara hansbaenschi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61063A12428820. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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