Freshly collected male from Speke Gulf
Freshly collected male of Haplochromis crocopeplus from Speke Gulf, Lake Victoria [Tanzania]. The fish belongs to the anker and Barel 1977 collection and remain preserved at the British Museum of Natural History.Photo by Anker, G.C. & Barel, C.N.D.. determiner Frans Witte

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
09-Jun-2009

Haplochromis crocopeplus Greenwood & Barel, 1978


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Original description as Haplochromis crocopeplus:

ZooBank:4E0BAC56-57A0-4B0E-9DC8-7A06DF3B1AFB.

  • Greenwood, Peter Humphry & C. D. N. Barel. 1978. "A revision of the Lake Victoria Haplochromis species (Pisces, Cichlidae), Part VIII". Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology Series. vol. 6 (4): pp227-281 (crc01160)

Conservation: Haplochromis crocopeplus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2010). No data is available about the real status of this species in the wild, the detritus eaters suffered a lot in Lake Victoria from the introduced Nile perch predation. No specimen has been collected or recorded since 1980, despite efforts, so it seems logical that it is endangered or extinct.