Male at Zimbawe Rock
A male of Metriaclima flavicauda at Zimbawe Rock, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Metriaclima

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
10-Nov-2016

Metriaclima flavicauda Li, Konings & Stauffer, 2016


Original description as Metriaclima flavicauda:

ZooBank:A30266B0-C572-45D9-BC61-6A0058AD7727.

  • Li, Shan & A.F. Konings, J.R. Stauffer. 2016. "A revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with description of a new genus and seven new species". Zootaxa. v. 4168(n. 2), pp. 1-29 (crc07492) (abstract)

Conservation: Metriaclima flavicauda is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Although M. flavicauda is rather common at Zimbawe Rock and at the rocky pinnacle near Mumbo Island, these two localities are the only areas of known distribution of this species. The fact that these two places are rather small the species should be listed as vulnerable to extinction.

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