Male at Mdoka
A male of Protomelas insignis at Mdoka, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Protomelas

Status
valid


Curator

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Last updated on:
04-Jan-2010

Protomelas insignis (Trewavas, 1935)


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Original description as Haplochromis insignis:

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  • 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: Protomelas insignis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). As is common for specialist predatory cichlids Protomelas insignis is nowhere common in the lake and there are no indications that this species is threatened by over-fishing anywhere in the lake.