Freshly collected male from Ekunu Bay
Freshly collected male of Haplochromis serranus from Ekunu, Lake Victoria [Uganda]. The fish belongs to the anker and Barel 1977 collection and remain preserved at the British Museum of Natural History.Photo by Anker, G.C. & Barel, C.N.D.. determiner Frans Witte

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
26-Jun-2009

Haplochromis serranus (Pfeffer, 1896)


Original description as Hemichromis serranus:

ZooBank:C619A76C-2061-4F76-BC09-EE6A67C0268D.

  • Pfeffer, G. J. 1896. "Die Thierwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete". Möbius, K. (Ed.) Deutsch-Ost-Afrika Die Thierwelt Deutsch-Ostafrikas Wirbelthiere. i-xviii + pp. 1-72 (crc00089)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Haplochromis serranus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2010). Haplochromis serranus has been brought to the hobby and some were kept in Europe, we are making an effort to recover as many of the predators species that have been vanished from the lake by the Nile Perch predation. Haplochromis serranus has been collected last in 1993 so there is a chance that some still survive in areas with cover such as bog plant areas and rocks reefs.

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