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

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Pseudocrenilabrini

Genus
Placidochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
10-Jun-2012

Placidochromis phenochilus (Trewavas, 1935)


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).

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