Male at Gome Rock
A male of Otopharynx spelaeotes at Gome Rock, Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. (Mar-2006). determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Otopharynx

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
Aug-2009

Otopharynx spelaeotes Cleaver, Konings & Stauffer, 2009


Original description as Otopharynx spelaeotes:

ZooBank:642F1615-A61A-479A-8E2B-603A563BA626.

  • Cleaver, Rachel M & Adrianus F. Konings & Jay R. Stauffer, Jr. 2009. "Two new cave-dwelling cichlids of Lake Malawi, Africa". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 20 (no. 2); pp. 163-178 (crc01850) (abstract)

Conservation: Otopharynx spelaeotes is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Since Otopharynx spelaeotes lives in rocky caves and is not a voracious predator, it is not threatened by over-fishing.

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