IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Tanganyika lates

Lates angustifrons, the Tanganyika lates, is a species of lates perch endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It is a widespread predator on other fishes. This species can reach a length of 200 centimetres (79 in) SL and the greatest recorded weight is 100 kilograms (220 lb). This species is important commercially and is also popular as a game fish. It is threatened by the pressures that these activities put upon the population.[2]


  1. ^ Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Lates angustifrons. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 December 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Lates angustifrons" in FishBase. October 2013 version.


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