Male at Gome Rock
A male of Tyrannochromis macrostoma at Gome Rock, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Tyrannochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
07-Dec-2011

Tyrannochromis macrostoma (Regan, 1922)


Original description as Haplochromis macrostoma:

ZooBank:161AB617-4324-4C1A-9086-F0076B9244A0.

  • Regan, Charles Tate. 1922. "The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyassa". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1921 (pt 4) n. 36; pp. 675-727 (crc00066)

Synonyms (2):

Conservation: Tyrannochromis macrostoma is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Although Tyrannochromis macrostoma is a voracious piscivore it is rarely caught on hook and line. It seems that it needs to find its prey between the rocks and perhaps its prey needs to be alive before it is attacked. As far as I know there is no overfishing of this species.

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