Male at Otter Point
A male of Metriaclima aurora at Otter Point, exotic in the area, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (04-Nov-2008). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Metriaclima

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
03-Dec-2013

Metriaclima aurora (Burgess, 1976)


Original description as Pseudotropheus aurora:

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  • Burgess, Warren. 1976. "Studies on the family Cichlidae: 5. Pseudotropheus aurora, a new species of cichlid fish from lake Malawi". Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine. 24 (9); pp. 52-56 (crc00182)

Conservation: Metriaclima aurora is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Although Metriaclima aurora is classified as vulnerable, it is not as vulnerable as many other mbuna species from Lake Malawi. M. aurora is rather common and has a wide distribution. The translocated populations in the southern part of the lake are very robust and unlikely to be affected by either over-fishing or industrial/agricultural pollution.

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