Male at Chitande Island
A male of Pseudotropheus elegans at Chitande Island, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. (17-Jan-2007). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Pseudotropheus

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
15-Apr-2018

Pseudotropheus elegans Trewavas, 1935

Pseudotropheus "Acei"; White-tail Acei.


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Original description as Pseudotropheus elegans:

ZooBank:3734ED88-3BB9-48CC-A2DD-2FF2968194A5.

  • Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1935. "A Synopsis of the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyasa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10; pp. 65-118 (crc00118)

Conservation: Pseudotropheus elegans is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). P. elegans is a common resident of the sandy habitat at all known locations and no immediate or major threats are known.