Female at Chikalakate
A female of Perissodus straeleni at Chikalakate (Kambwimba), Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Perissodini

Genus
Perissodus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
25-Aug-2014

Perissodus straeleni (Poll, 1948)


Original description as Plecodus straeleni:

ZooBank:FE21D45A-8F81-4964-9126-7360C015BCF1.

  • Poll, Max. 1948. "Descriptions de Cichlidae nouveaux recueillis par la mission hydrobiologique belge au Lac Tanganika (1946-1947)". Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. v. 24(n. 26), pp. 1-31 (crc00136)

Conservation: Perissodus straeleni is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Most scale-eaters are relatively common species, because although they are piscivores they don't kill their victims. P. straeleni is not a very common species but probably constitutes 0.1-1% of the local fish population at any rocky habitat. The two ways fishers can collect rock-dwelling cichlids is by placing gill nets or use hook and line. Gill nets are detrimental to rock-dwelling cichlids but P. straeleni has a lake-wide distribution and doesn't appear to be threatened by overfishing.

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