Male at Nametumbwe
A male of Otopharynx antron at Nametumbwe, east coast of Lake Malawi [Malawi].Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Haplochromini

Genus
Otopharynx

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
24-Aug-2009

Otopharynx antron Cleaver, Konings & Stauffer, 2009


Original description as Otopharynx antron:

ZooBank:DCEE8C6D-E8A8-4A0B-812D-083F6C8418C4.

  • 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 antron is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Otopharynx antron is a very rare species and has never been found locally common, but since it is a mainly deep-dwelling cichlid there is no visible threat yet to its existence.

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