Male courting a female
A male of Orthochromis uvinzae courting a female, both from the Malagarazi river at Uvinza [Tanzania] in the aquarium of Hans van Heusden [Tanzania].Photo by Hans van Heusden. (10-Jan-2010). determiner Rico Morgenstern

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Orthochromis

Status
valid


Curator

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Last updated on:
04-May-2008

Orthochromis uvinzae DeVos & Seegers, 1998


Original description as Orthochromis uvinzae:

ZooBank:9C762979-9157-4CCE-9610-2392D8EF921E.

  • 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 uvinzae is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2006). The known range is restricted to a single locality.

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