Male in the aquarium
A male of Metriaclima fainzilberi in the aquarium of Wolfgang Staeck; Berlin [Germany].Photo by Wolfgang Staeck. determiner Wolfgang Staeck

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Metriaclima

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
03-Sep-2018

Metriaclima fainzilberi (Staeck, 1976)

Chilumba Zebra; Goldbreast Zebra.


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Original description as Pseudotropheus fainzilberi:

ZooBank:18B4CD45-FB8D-46E8-B886-3C58D0354DCF.

  • Staeck, Wolfgang. 1976. "Ergebnisse einer ichthyologischen Sammelreise zum Nordende des Nyassasees". Aquarium Aqua Terra. pp. 486-492 (crc00183)

Conservation: Metriaclima fainzilberi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Metriaclima fainzilberi is nowhere rare or threatened. It is one of the most common mbuna in its range.