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Placidochromis


Placidochromis acuticeps
acuticeps

Placidochromis communis
communis

Placidochromis electra
electra

Placidochromis elongatus
elongatus

Placidochromis johnstoni
johnstoni

Placidochromis koningsi
koningsi

Placidochromis lineatus
lineatus

Placidochromis longimanus
longimanus

Placidochromis longus
longus

Placidochromis milomo
milomo

Placidochromis phenochilus
phenochilus

Placidochromis platyrhynchos
platyrhynchos

Placidochromis polli
polli

Placidochromis sp. \'blue otter\'
sp. 'blue otter'

Placidochromis sp. \'chinyankwazi\'
sp. 'chinyankwazi'

Placidochromis sp. \'electra blackfin\'
sp. 'electra blackfin'

Placidochromis sp. \'electra blue\'
sp. 'electra blue'

Placidochromis sp. \'electra boadzulu\'
sp. 'electra boadzulu'

Placidochromis sp. \'electra mozambique\'
sp. 'electra mozambique'

Placidochromis sp. \'electra type\'
sp. 'electra type'

Placidochromis sp. \'jalo\'
sp. 'jalo'

Placidochromis sp. \'longimanus mumbo\'
sp. 'longimanus mumbo'

Placidochromis sp. \'mbamba\'
sp. 'mbamba'

Placidochromis sp. \'phenochilus gissel\'
sp. 'phenochilus gissel'

Placidochromis sp. \'phenochilus tanzania\'
sp. 'phenochilus tanzania'

Placidochromis vulgaris
vulgaris

   not yet illustrated

acutirostris

argyrogaster

boops

borealis

chilolae

domirae

ecclesi

fuscus

hennydaviesae

intermedius

longirostris

lukomae

macroceps

macrognathus

mbunoides

minor

minutus

msakae

nigribarbis

nkhatae

nkhotakotae

obscurus

ordinarius

orthognathus

pallidus

rotundifrons

trewavasae

turneri

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Pseudocrenilabrini

Genus
Placidochromis

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
10-Jun-2012

Old male from Mdoka Reef with thickened lips
Placidochromis phenochilus old male from Mdoka Reef, Lake Malawi [Malawi], in the aquarium of Eric Zeitoun [France]. With age, the white lips may become enormously thick and pinkish.Photo by Patrick Tawil. (09-Feb-2011). determiner Patrick Tawil Click to enlarge

Placidochromis phenochilus Trewavas, 1935


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Original description as Haplochromis phenochilus:

  • Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1935. "A Synopsis of the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyasa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10; pp. 65-118 (crc00118)

Conservation: Placidochromis phenochilus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).