Male at Magunga Reef
A male of Metriaclima sciasma at Magunga Reef, Lake Malawi [Tanzania].Photo by Ad Konings. (11-Feb-2005). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Metriaclima

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
30-Jan-2011

Metriaclima sciasma Ciccotto, Konings & Stauffer, 2011


Original description as Metriaclima sciasma:

  • Ciccotto, Patrick J. & A. Konings, J.R. Stauffer. 2011. "Descriptions of five new species in the genus Metriaclima (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa". Zootaxa. v. 2011(n. 2738), pp. 1–25 (crc02837) (abstract)

Conservation: Metriaclima sciasma is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Metriaclima sciasma is in many places encountered in large numbers, this, combined with its relatively large distribution area and the fact that it lives in close proximity to rocks, prevents it from being over-fished.

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