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Aulonocara kandeense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Aulonocara kandeense
Species Authority: Tawil & Allgayer, 1987

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.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
Endemic to Lake Malawi, recorded from only one location: Kande Island.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Only recorded from Kande Island.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rock dwelling cichlid. Females forage some distance away from rocks. Broods consist of numerous (sometimes over 100) small fry. Feeds on molluscs. Females known as "Blue Orchid Aulonocara" in the aquarium trade.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potentially the aquarium trade. Localised over-fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kazembe, J. & Makocho, P. 2006. Aulonocara kandeense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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