Oreochromis lidole (Trewavas, 1941)




Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 Synonym/s: Tilapia lidole Trewavas, 1941


Conservation Status


Last record: 1992

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Malawi, Mozambique & Tanzania (Lake Malawi, Lake Malombe and the Shire River)


Biology & Ecology










Fryer, G. and Iles, T.D. 1972. The cichlid fishes of the Great Lakes of Africa: their biology and evolution. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, U.K.

Konings, A. 2018. Oreochromis lidole. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T61276A47243265. Accessed on 06 July 2022.

Manase, M.M., Mwenekibombwe, L.K., Namoto, W. and Mponda, O. 2002. Analysis of catch and effort data for the fisheries of southeast arm of Lake Malawi. Fisheries Bulletin 52: 1–17

Pålsson, O.K., Banda, M.C. and Bulirani, A. 1999. A review of biology, fisheries and population dynamics of chambo (Oreochromis spp. Cichlidae) in Lake Malawi and Malombe. Government of Malawi, Fisheries Bulletin 38: 1–35

Trewavas, E. 1983. Tilapiine fishes of the genera Sarotherodon, Oreochromis and Danakilia. Cornell University Press, New York, United States.

Turner, G.F. and Mwanyama, N.C. 1992. Distribution and biology of Chambo (Oreochromis spp) in Lakes Malawi and Malombe. In: FI:DP/MLW/86/013, Field Document No. 21.

Turner, G.F., Grimm, A.S., Mhone, O.K., Robinson, R.L. and Pitcher, T.J. 1991. The diet of Oreochromis lidole (Trewavas) and other chambo species in Lakes Malawi and Malombe. Journal of Fish Biology 39: 15–24

Weyl, O., Banda, M., Namoto, W. and Mwenekibombwe, L.H. 2001. Analysis of catch and effort data for the fisheries of Lake Malombe, 1976–1999. Fisheries Bulletin 45:


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