Male in Nkhata Bay
A male of Labeotropheus trewavasae in Nkhata Bay, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Labeotropheus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
26-Nov-2009

Labeotropheus trewavasae Fryer, 1956


Original description as Labeotropheus trewavasae:

  • Fryer, Geoffrey. 1956. "A new species of Labeotropheus from Lake Nyasa, with a redescription of Labeotropheus fuelleborni Ahl, and some notes on the genus Labeotropheus". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. v. 54 (3-4); pp. 280-289 (crc00116)

Conservation: Labeotropheus trewavasae is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Labeotropheus trewavasae is a common rock-dwelling mbuna and a strict herbivore, normally not interested in worms dangling from hooks. These characteristics make it unlikely to be caught either by net or hook and line.

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