Male in the aquarium
A male of Trematochromis benthicola in the aquarium of Mark Smith.Photo by Mark Smith. (10-May-2007). determiner Mark Smith

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Cyphotilapiini

Genus
Trematochromis

Status
valid


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Published:

Last updated on:
03-Jan-2015

Trematochromis benthicola Matthes, 1962


Original description as Haplochromis benthicola:

ZooBank:88747F39-9C7C-4A3C-A2A7-68868B6891A0.

  • Matthes, H.. 1962. "Poissons nouveaux ou int√©ressants du lac Tanganika et du Ruanda". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. (Ser. 8) n. 111; pp. 27-88 (crc01039)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Trematochromis benthicola is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Due to its cryptic habits, not likely to be overfished. Population unlikely to be adversly affected since it lives deep within rocky areas throughout the lake.

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