Male at Mdoka Reef
A male of Placidochromis phenochilus at Mdoka Reef, Lake Malawi [Malawi]. Photo by Ad Konings. (11-Oct-2005). determiner Patrick Tawil



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Placidochromis phenochilus (Trewavas, 1935)

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Original description as Haplochromis phenochilus:


  • Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1935. "A Synopsis of the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyasa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10:65-118 (crc00118)

Conservation: Placidochromis phenochilus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2018).