Males displaying at Mtosi Bay
A male of Enantiopus melanogenys displaying at his spawning site in the southern part of Mtosi Bay, Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania].Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (12-Sep-2010). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Ectodini

Genus
Enantiopus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
05-Mar-2011

Enantiopus melanogenys (Boulenger, 1898)


Original description as Ectodus melanogenys:

ZooBank:086B4D6C-AB79-4E47-8740-F8EF2AF23B7E.

  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1898. "Report on the fishes recently obtained by Mr. J. E. S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. vol. 3: pp. 494-497 (crc00006)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Enantiopus melanogenys is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2006). In the Zambian part of the lake the sand-dwelling cichlids of the shallow waters have been completely eliminated by beach seine fishing and one can find E. melanogenys only in water deeper than 10 meters. In other parts of the lake this species seems to be less affected by over-fishing—but I have no data from Burundi or northern Congo.

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