Male at Machili
A male of Pseudotropheus interruptus at Machili, Lake Malawi [Mozambique].Photo by Ad Konings. (20-Oct-2005). determiner Patrick Tawil

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Pseudotropheus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
09-Apr-2015

Pseudotropheus interruptus (Johnson, 1975)


Original description as Melanochromis interruptus:

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Pseudotropheus interruptus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006). It is endemic to a relatively small island, Chizumulu, and even around that island mainly occurs on the rocky shores along the southwestern corner of it. It thus has a very restricted distribution with the population at Chiwi Rocks heavily exploited for the ornamental fish trade. It is too small to be of any value as food fish, hence it suffers no threats to its existence from local fishermen.

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