Male at Luagala Point
A male of Petrochromis sp. 'red' at Luagala Point, Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania].Photo by Ad Konings. (12-Sep-2017).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Petrochromis

Status
undescribed


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Published:

Last updated on:
16-May-2010

Petrochromis sp. 'red'


Original reference as:

  • Mattsson, Carl. 2018. "A morphological and molecular analysis of the species diversity of the cichlid genus Petrochromis from Lake Tanganyika (Teleostei: Cichlidae)". bioRxiv. pp. 1-17 (crc08457) (abstract)

Conservation: Petrochromis sp. 'red' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. This undescribed species is not evaluated, but its restricted range and low population density make it vulnerable. That's why imports for the aquarium trade must remain reasonably low and provide mainly experienced breeders, which may in turn favor its spreading in the hobby.

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