Male freshly collected from Mkuti
A male of an individual of Orthochromis luichensis freshly collected at Mkuti, Malagarasi drainage [Tanzania] in the aquarium of Hans van Heusden [Tanzania].Photo by Hans van Heusden. (03-Aug-2009).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Orthochromis

Status
valid


Curator

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Last updated on:
04-May-2008

Orthochromis luichensis DeVos & Seegers, 1998


Original description as Orthochromis luichensis:

ZooBank:77F929C0-F9E5-4D92-9D02-0790E8EC16F6.

  • de Vos, Luc & L. Seegers. 1998. "Seven new Orthochromis species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Malagarasi, Luiche and Rugufu basins (Lake Tanganyika drainage), with notes on their reproductive biology". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 9(n. 4), pp. 371-420 (crc01067) (abstract)

Conservation: Orthochromis luichensis 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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