Male at Thumbi East Island
A male of Astatotilapia calliptera at Thumbi east island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Astatotilapia

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
29-Jun-2008

Astatotilapia calliptera Günther, 1894


Original description as Chromis callipterus:

ZooBank:1B64EEFF-81F7-4EC8-AB25-082B8F3464CA.

  • Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1893. "Second report on the reptiles, batrachians, and fishes transmitted by Mr. H. H. Johnston, C. B., from British Central Africa". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. (4); pp. 616-628 (crc00060)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Astatotilapia calliptera is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010). Although the species is often collected by hook and line fishermen in the rivers surrounding the lake, it does not seem to be endangered in its existence.

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