Male at Thumbi East Island
A male of Tropheops sp. 'masimbwe' at Thumbi East Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi]. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Tropheops

Status
undescribed


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Last updated on:
10-Aug-2022

Tropheops sp. 'masimbwe'


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Original reference as Tropheops sp. 'masimbwe':

  • Konings, Ad. 2022. "The Importance of Record Keeping: The Case of Tropheops". Cichlid News Magazine. 31(3):32-36 (crc11954)

Conservation: Tropheops sp. 'masimbwe' is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Tropheops sp. 'masimbwe' is rarely collected for the ornamental fish trade, but sometimes is caught in beach seines of subsistence fishermen. Subsistence fishing using of seines is a potential threat for small cichlid species (Konings et al., 2018).