Illustration of Tristramella sacra as it appears in Lortet, L.. 1883. "Études zoologiques sur la faune du lac de Tibériade, suivies d'un aperçu sur la faune des lacs d'Antioche et de Homs. I. Poissons et reptiles du lac de Tibériade et de quelques autres parties de la Syrie". Arch. Museum d'Histoire Naturelle du Lyon. Photo by anonymous . Sent by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas.





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Tristramella sacra (Günther, 1864)

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Original description as Hemichromis sacra:


  • Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1865. "Report on a collection of reptiles and fishes from Palestine". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1864:488-493 (crc01005)

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Conservation: Tristramella sacra is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EX) extinct (2014). This species was endemic to one lake in Israel; it is now Extinct. It has not been recorded since 1989/90, despite searches for the species both in the lake and in local markets. Destruction of breeding habitat (marsh area in the north part of the lake) may be the reason for its apparent disappearance (Goren, 2014).