Male at Kalugunga
A male of Spathodus erythrodon at Kalugunga, Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania].Photo by Ad Konings. (09-Jun-2012). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Eretmodini

Genus
Spathodus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
17-Dec-2015

Spathodus erythrodon Boulenger, 1900


Original description as Spathodus erythrodon:

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  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1900. "Matériaux pour la faune du Congo. Poissons nouveaux du Congo. Sixième Partie. Mormyres, Characins, Cyprins, Silures, Acanthoptérygiens, Dipneustes". Annales du Musée du Congo Belge. v. 1; (n. 6); pp. 129-164 (crc01392)

Conservation: Spathodus erythrodon is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). It is still rather common along Tanganyika shores and commonly imported for the aquarium trade.

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