Male at Boadzulu Island
Petrotilapia genalutea male at Boadzulu Island, Lake Malawi.Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Pseudocrenilabrini

Genus
Petrotilapia

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
02-Jan-2016

Petrotilapia genalutea Marsh, 1983


Original description as Petrotilapia genalutea:

  • Marsh, Alan C. 1983. "A taxonomic study of the fish genus Petrotilapia (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi". Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology. pp. 1-14 (crc00157) (abstract)

Conservation: Petrotilapia genalutea is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Petrotilapia genalutea is listed as 'least concern' with 'unknown' trend under the IUCN red list. Given its abundance in the lake and widespread distribution, the species status is seemingly secure.

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