Female at Katale Island
A female of Melanochromis mpoto at Katale Island, near Chilumba, Lake Malawi [Malawi] [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. (11-Oct-2005). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Melanochromis

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
07-Apr-2012

Melanochromis mpoto Konings & Stauffer, 2012


Original description as Melanochromis mpoto:

ZooBank:90011FFF-1129-4B26-8AC2-5316967F10F3.

  • Konings, Ad & Jay R. Stauffer Jr. 2012. "Review of the Lake MalaĆ”i genus Melanochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with a description of a new species". Zootaxa. v. 3258, pp. 1-27 (crc04218) (abstract)

Conservation: Melanochromis mpoto is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. There are no indications that it is threatened in any way. It is quite rare and apart from the hunting packs at Katale Island at most one can encounter two to three individuals at the time.

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