Male at Thumbi West Island
A male of Protomelas sp. 'oxyrhynchus mix' at Thumbi West Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. (09-Aug-2006). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Protomelas

Status
undescribed


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Published:

Last updated on:
28-May-2010

Protomelas sp. 'oxyrhynchus mix'


Original reference as:

  • Konings, Ad. 2005. "The "Kambuzi" of Lake Malawi". Cichlid News Magazine. v. 14; n. 2 (2005); pp. 6-12 (crc01075)

Conservation: Protomelas sp. 'oxyrhynchus mix' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. P. sp. ‘oxyrhynchus mix’ is a rare species and is vulnerable to being over-fished as it lives in shallow flat-bottomed areas. Since it has been discovered in recent years there is no indication whether it was more common 20-30 years ago.

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