Adult at Nametumbwe
Adult of Pseudotropheus crabro at Nametumbwe, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Manuel Salazar González. (08-Nov-2008). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Pseudotropheus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
16-Apr-2013

Pseudotropheus crabro (Ribbink & Lewis, 1982)


Original description as Melanochromis crabro:

  • Ribbink, Anthony J & D.S.C. Lewis. 1982. "Melanochromis crabro sp. nov.: a cichlid fish from Lake Malawi which feeds on ectoparasites and catfish eggs". Netherlands Journal of Zoology. v. 32(n. 1), pp. 72-87 (crc00172) (abstract)

Conservation: Pseudotropheus crabro is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). P. crabro is a rare species and is almost never collected by local fishermen. There exists also no local name for this distinct species. Even though P. crabro is a rare species, it has a wide distribution and is not threatened in its existence.

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