Freshly collected male from Speke Gulf
Freshly collected male of Haplochromis plutonius from Speke Gulf, Lake Victoria [Tanzania]. The fish belongs to the anker and Barel 1977 collection and remain preserved at the British Museum of Natural History.Photo by Anker, G.C. & Barel, C.N.D.. determiner Frans Witte

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
12-Jun-2009

Haplochromis plutonius Greenwood & Barel, 1978


Original description as Haplochromis plutonius:

ZooBank:55C0D64E-52B0-4BFF-A933-3F74569B2036.

  • Greenwood, Peter Humphry & C. D. N. Barel. 1978. "A revision of the Lake Victoria Haplochromis species (Pisces, Cichlidae), Part VIII". Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology Series. vol. 6 (4): pp227-281 (crc01160)

Conservation: Haplochromis plutonius is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2010). This species has not been caught or no data about a record of its caught is known since 1980, so it seems logical to think that it is endangered or extinct.

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