Male at Chizumulu island
A male of Metriaclima hajomaylandi at Chizumulu Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Metriaclima

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
16-Apr-2020

Metriaclima hajomaylandi (Meyer & Schartl, 1984)

Pseudotropheus Greberi.


Original description as Pseudotropheus (Maylandia) hajomaylandi:

ZooBank:A67AF56B-DB76-4DC4-BDA0-2FC0789C1B51.

  • Meyer, Manfred & M. Schartl. 1984. "Pseudotropheus (Maylandia) hajomaylandi n. sp., a new taxon from Lake Malawi". Revue fran├žaise d'Aquariologie et Herpetologie. v. 11(n. 2), pp. 51-56 (crc01073)

Conservation: Metriaclima hajomaylandi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Collection for the ornamental fish trade is a threat to M. hajomaylandi but there has been no noticeable decline in the population over about four decades of extraction. It is of no importance to subsistence fishermen and since it resides in intermediate habitats it is rarely collected in seines as by-catch.

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