Male at Gome Rock
A male of Pseudotropheus purpuratus at Gome Rock, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Pseudotropheus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
23-Dec-2012

Pseudotropheus purpuratus Johnson, 1976


Original description as Pseudotropheus purpuratus:

  • Johnson, Donald. 1976. "Two new cichlids of the Mbuna group from Malawi with a discussion of several bicuspid toothed Labidochromis sp.". Today's Aquarist. 2 (3); pp. 17-24 (crc00179)

Conservation: Pseudotropheus purpuratus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006).

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