Male at Chinyamwezi
A male of Melanochromis heterochromis at Chinyamwezi Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. (05-Aug-2006). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Melanochromis

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
23-Jun-2008

Melanochromis heterochromis Bowers & Stauffer, 1993


Original description as Melanochromis heterochromis:

ZooBank:05777FBC-75C5-4C54-845B-EE83AE7B7F25.

  • Bowers, Nancy & J. R. Stauffer Jr.. 1993. "New species of rock-dwelling cichlid (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa, with comments on Melanochromis vermivorus Trewavas". Copeia. 1993 (no. 3), pp. 715-722 (crc01586)

Conservation: Melanochromis heterochromis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006). Incomplete data; in my opinion this species should be listed as Least Concern because nowhere it is threatened or is there a high risk of it being threatened.

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