Male in the aquarium
A male of Haplochromis ishmaeli in the aquarium. Photo by Erwin Schraml. determiner Erwin Schraml

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
valid


Last updated on:
28-May-2009

Haplochromis ishmaeli (Boulenger, 1906)


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Original description as Haplochromis ishmaeli:

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  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1906. "Descriptions of new fishes discovered by Mr E. Degen in Lake Victoria". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (ser. 7) 17; pp. 433-452 (crc00190)
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Conservation: Haplochromis ishmaeli is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2010). This species is thought to be extinct or endangered but F. Witte (personal communication) states that it is still quite abundant in shallow inshore areas.