Female in the aquarium
A female of Nimbochromis polystigma in the aquarium.Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Nimbochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
23-Aug-2012

Nimbochromis polystigma (Regan, 1922)


Original description as Haplochromis polystigma:

ZooBank:3A00D787-3070-4E3C-AD8F-64961664789C.

  • Regan, Charles Tate. 1922. "The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyassa". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1921 (pt 4) n. 36; pp. 675-727 (crc00066)

Synonyms (1):

Conservation: Nimbochromis polystigma 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 one would expect to find N. polystigma a common catch in beach seines, since they operate normally in large hunting packs, it is rarely seen landed. They probably are able to evade seines and are more likely to be caught with hook and line. N. polystigma is a very common cichlid in Lake Malawi and no threats to its existence are apparent.

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