Freshly collected male from Lake Victoria
Freshly collected male of Haplochromis percoides 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:
22-Jun-2009

Haplochromis percoides Boulenger, 1906


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Original description as Haplochromis percoides:

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  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1906. "Descriptions of new fishes discovered by Mr E. Degen in Lake Victoria". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (ser. 7) 17; pp. 433-452 (crc00190)

Conservation: Haplochromis percoides is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2010). As no specimens has been recorded since its discovery, we can reasonably think that this species is endangered or extinct.