Male at Kalambo
A male of Xenotilapia singularis at Kalambo, Lake Tanganyika [Zambia].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Ectodini

Genus
Xenotilapia

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
03-Dec-2012

Xenotilapia singularis (Boulenger, 1914)


Original description as Sttapersia singularis:

  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1914. "Mission Stappers au Tanganyika-Moero. Diagnoses de poissons nouveaux. I. AcanthoptÊrygiens, Opisthomes, Cyprinodontes". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. pp. 442-447 (crc00153)

Conservation: Xenotilapia singularis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. . Some populations of Xenotilapia singularis, e.g. at Ndole Bay [Zambia], are under pressure from fishing with large seine-nets on the sandy beaches (Ad Konings, personal communication). Also the collection of live individuals for the aquarium trade has had a negative impact on populations (especially at Ndole Bay). Years ago large individuals up to a total-length of 14 cm was quite normal in imports, but nowadays the specimens shipped out often do not exceed 7 cm.

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