Freshly collected at Lake Kivu
Young of Haplochromis nigroides is one of Lake Kivu's endemic cichlid species, all of which are similarly small. This specimen is a young non-territorial male. Photo by Lawrence Kent. (27-May-2012).

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Haplochromis

Status
valid


Last updated on:
14-Nov-2007

Haplochromis nigroides (Pellegrin, 1928)

Ituro; Pellegrin's Kivu haplo.


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Original description as Astatotilapia astatodon var. nigroides:

ZooBank:E116D124-0B8B-4B5F-959D-DF1F11017DD9.

  • Pellegrin, Jacques. 1928. "Mission Guy Babault. Poissons de la région des lacs Kivu et Edouard". Bulletin du Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle. v. 34(n. 1), pp. 82-86 (crc04490)

Conservation: Haplochromis nigroides is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).