Male in the aquarium
Male of Enterochromis sp. 'red back scraper' in the aquarium of Greeg Steeves, Texas. This species has several color morphs.Photo by Greg Steeves. (05-Jan-2006). determiner Greg Steeves

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Enterochromis

Status
undescribed


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Last updated on:
13-Feb-2008

Enterochromis sp. 'red back scraper'


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Conservation: Enterochromis sp. 'red back scraper' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. This species was only collected once. This included one holding female. All Enterochromis sp. 'red back scraper' in our aquariums today are descendants from this one collection. Unfortunately, this colorful little haplochromine has not been seen in the wild since and is now thought to be extinct.

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