Freshly collected male from Lake Victoria
Freshly collected male of Haplochromis macrognathus from Lake Victoria at Entebbe [Uganda]. The fish belongs to the anker and Barel 1977 collection and remain preserved at the British Museum of Natural History. Photo by Anker, G.C. & Barel, C.N.D.. determiner Frans Witte

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
03-Jul-2009

Haplochromis macrognathus (Regan, 1922)


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Original description as Haplochromis macrognathus:

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  • Regan, Charles Tate. 1922. "The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Victoria". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. v. 1: pp. 157-191 (crc00355)

Conservation: Haplochromis macrognathus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2010). This fish belongs to the predators of lake Victoria, it seems not present today as it was caught before 1980. So it is extinct at least critically endangered.