Freshly collected male from Nsadazi Island
Freshly collected male of Haplochromis arcanus from Nsadzi Island 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


Last updated on:
28-Sep-2010

Haplochromis arcanus Greenwood & Gee, 1969


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Original description as Haplochromis arcanus:

ZooBank:D8F1C2ED-F09A-4C42-8F27-CD4D168C6927.

  • Greenwood, Peter Humphry & J. M. Gee. 1969. "A revision of the Lake Victoria Haplochromis species (Pisces, Cichlidae), part VII". Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology Series. v. 18; n. 1; pp. 1-65 (crc01014)

Conservation: Haplochromis arcanus 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 arcanus seems extinct or at least critically endangered, no catches have been reported since the 1980s.