Male at Otter Point
A male of Protomelas pleurotaenia at Otter Point, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Protomelas

Status
valid


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Published:

Last updated on:
05-Mar-2009

Protomelas pleurotaenia (Boulenger, 1901)


Original description as Tilapia pleurotaenia:

ZooBank:EB2D06A2-E4C1-47B4-822A-E2E4FD4E34E3.

  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1901. "Diagnoses of new fishes discovered by Mr. J. E. S. Moore in lakes Tanganyika and Kivu". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 7) pp. 1-6 (crc00034)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Protomelas pleurotaenia is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Protomelas pleurotaenia is a rather common cichlid although never found in schools. There are no known threats to its existence.

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