Piebald individual in the aquarium
Piebald individual of Haplochromis retrodens in the aquarium. Photo by Michael K. Oliver. determiner Michael K. Oliver

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
29-May-2009

Haplochromis retrodens (Hilgendorf, 1888)


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Original description as Paratilapia retrodens:

ZooBank:4C6DCB89-893A-4CDA-A058-CD1FDD959EE7.

  • Hilgendorf, F. M. 1888. "Fische aus dem Victoria-Nyanza (Ukerewe-See), gesammelt von dem verstorbenen Dr. G. A. Fischer". Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin. pp. 75-79 (crc00096)

Synonyms (1):

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Conservation: Haplochromis retrodens is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2010). This fish was largely widespread throughout the entire Lake Victoria before the Nile perch upsurge, but seems to be almost extinct today.