Freshly collected male from Bulago-Tuva Bank
Freshly collected male of Haplochromis cryptogramma from Bulago-Tuva Bank, Lake Victoria [Uganda]. The fish belongs to the anker and Barel 1977 collection and remain preserved at the British Museum of Natural History.Photo by Anker, G.C. & Barel, C.N.D.. determiner Frans Witte

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
12-Jun-2009

Haplochromis cryptogramma Greenwood & Gee, 1969


Original description as Haplochromis cryptogramma:

ZooBank:FF1486BC-85F6-4089-BFE5-630439257BC8.

  • Greenwood, Peter Humphry & J. M. Gee. 1969. "A revision of the Lake Victoria Haplochromis species (Pisces, Cichlidae), part VII". Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology Series. v. 18; n. 1; pp. 1-65 (crc01014)

Conservation: Haplochromis cryptogramma is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2010). We don't have data about the survival of this species in the Nile Perch Era, perhaps some found refugia against predation by the Nile Perch but nothing is known, as no records for this species have been made since its discovery. No collection has been reported from its reported distribution, so its seems logical to think that it may be endangered or extinct in the lake.

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