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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in lakes (Ref. 4967).
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Distribution

Range Description

Endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Enters deltas of streams and rivers, including Malagarasi and Rusizi rivers.
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Lake Tanganyika.
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Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

30.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Found in shallow coastal areas of the lake and deltas of rivers. Feed mainly on small fishes, and also on invertebrates and plants.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in lakes (Ref. 4967).
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Diseases and Parasites

Annulotrema Infestation 4. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2006

Assessor/s
Ntakimazi, G.

Reviewer/s
Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)

Contributor/s

Justification
Wide distribution and no major widespread threats identified.
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Population

Population
Common, although never abundant

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Fisheries pressure. Pollution in the littoral zones and rivers deltas.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Unknown.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
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Wikipedia

Brycinus rhodopleura

Brycinus rhodopleura is a species of fish in the Alestidae family. It is endemic to Tanzania. Its natural habitats are rivers and freshwater lakes.

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