Male at N\'kolongwe
A male of Metriaclima nigrodorsalis at the type locality of the species, N'kolongwe, Lake Malawi [Mozambique].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Metriaclima

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
10-May-2013

Metriaclima nigrodorsalis Stauffer, Black & Konings, 2013


Original description as Metriaclima nigrodorsalis:

  • Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & K. Black & A.F. Konings. 2013. "Descriptions of five new species of Metriaclima (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake MalaĆ”i, Africa". Zootaxa. v. 3647(n. 1), pp. 101-136 (crc05041) (abstract)

Conservation: Metriaclima nigrodorsalis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. . Metriaclima nigrodorsalis has a rather wide distribution and also tends to stay close to the substrate, away from fisherman's nets. Since it is also found in somewhat deeper water there appears to be no threat to its existence.

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