Male at Cape Kachese
A male of Cunningtonia longiventralis at Kachese, Lake Tanganyika [Zambia].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Ectodini

Genus
Cunningtonia

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
17-Jan-2012

Cunningtonia longiventralis Boulenger, 1906


Original description as Cunningtonia longiventralis:

ZooBank:5254177A-3137-45F3-8E84-260EFDEFDD78.

  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1906. "Fourth Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika - Report on the collection of fishes made by Dr. W. A. Cunnington during the third Tanganyika Expedition, 1904-1905". Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Vol. 17, Part 6(1): pp. 537-619 (crc00004)

Conservation: Cunningtonia longiventralis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Cunningtonia longiventralis is not a very common species of the shallow intermediate habitat and seines cannot be employed in these kind of areas. Since C. longiventralis is a pure vegetarian it is unlikely that sufficient numbers can be caught with hook and line to have an impact on the population density.

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