Male from Likoma Island
A male of Placidochromis electra from Likoma Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi] in the aquarium of the Club aquariophile de Vernon [France].Photo by Patrick Tawil. (19-Nov-2006). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Placidochromis

Status
valid


Curator

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Last updated on:
05-Sep-2019

Placidochromis electra (Burgess, 1979)

Haplochromis Deep-water; Haplochromis Jahnii.


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Original description as Haplochromis electra:

ZooBank:8B4027A5-C150-4CFB-A172-E9E0A21FD044.

  • Burgess, Warren. 1979. "Studies on the family Cichlidae: 9. Haplochromis electra a new species of cichlid from the waters around Likoma Island, Lake Malawi". Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine. 27 (8); pp. 91-94 (crc00161)

Conservation: Placidochromis electra is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). P. electra has a wide distribution and although it sometimes ends up in beach seines it usually lives too deep to be within reach of such nets. Sandy shores are usually gradually shelving to greater depths and areas 5-7 meters deep are usually so far off shore that even the longest beach seines have no access to P. electra.