Male in the aquarium
Male of Haplochromis sp. 'red back scraper' in the aquarium of Greeg Steeves, Texas. This species has several color morphs. Photo by Greg Steeves. (05-Jan-2006). determiner Greg Steeves

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
undescribed


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Last updated on:
13-Feb-2008

Haplochromis sp. 'red back scraper'


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Original reference as:

  • Seehausen, Ole. 1996. "Lake Victoria Rock Cichlids: Taxonomy, Ecology, and Distribution". Verduyn Cichlids (crc00686)

Conservation: Haplochromis sp. 'red back scraper' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. This species was only collected once. This included one holding female. All Haplochromis sp. 'red back scraper' in our aquariums today are descendants from this one collection. Unfortunately, this colorful little haplochromine has not been seen in the wild since and is now thought to be extinct.