Male at Cobwe
Male of Metriaclima phaeos at Cobwe, Lake Malawi [Mozambique]. Photo by Ad Konings.

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Metriaclima

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
12-Jan-2021

Metriaclima phaeos Stauffer, Bowers, Kellogg & McKaye, 1997

Pseudotropheus Shauri.


Become a subscriber

Unlock the full text of this and all profiles, pictures, videos and articles by becoming a subscriber of the Cichlid Room Companion and get a free book the same value of your membership! If you are a member please login to view full contentyou can also open the full profile for everyone to see by sponsor this cichlid species and support the cichlid room companion

subscribe login

Original description as Metriaclima phaeos:

ZooBank:903753A7-C23F-4E64-91E1-7C76BCF261A3.

  • Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & N.J. Bowers, K.A. Kellogg, K.R. McKaye. 1997. "A revision of the blue-black Pseudotropheus zebra (Teleostei: Cichlidae) complex from Lake Malawi, Africa, with a description of a new genus and ten new species". The Proceedings of the Academy Natural Sciences Philadelphia. 148; pp 189-230 (crc00049)

Conservation: Metriaclima phaeos is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). It is a rather common cichlid in its preferred habitat along an almost 100 km stretch of the east central coast of the lake and no known threats are recognized, apart perhaps from increased sedimentation due to runoff from agricultural activities onshore.