Illustration of type
Illustration of type of Orthochromis polyacanthus as it appears in figure 165 on page 247 of Boulenger, George Albert. 1915. Catalogue of the fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History) Volume III. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), London. i-xii + pp. 1-526.Photo by J Green. Sent by Rico Morgenstern.

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Orthochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
04-Jun-2008

Orthochromis polyacanthus (Boulenger, 1899)


Original description as Tilapia polyacanthus:

ZooBank:035AD71E-23D5-444C-96AF-DD6E4FCF6A5A.

  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1899. "Matériaux pour la faune du Congo. Poissons nouveaux du Congo. Cinquième Partie. Cyprins, Silures, Cyprinodontes, Acanthoptérygiens". Annales du Musée du Congo Belge. Zoologique 1; p 122 (crc00130)

Conservation: Orthochromis polyacanthus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010).

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