Male at Mara Rocks
A male of Metriaclima usisyae at Mara Rocks, Lake Malawi [Malawi]. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Genus
Metriaclima

Status
valid


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Last updated on:
09-Oct-2016

Metriaclima usisyae Li, Konings & Stauffer, 2016

Usisya Elongatus.


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Original description as Metriaclima usisyae:

ZooBank:F6A94329-8D93-475B-8B98-951BF5C3F608.

  • Li, Shan & A.F. Konings, J.R. Stauffer. 2016. "A revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with description of a new genus and seven new species". Zootaxa. v. 4168(n. 2), pp. 1-29. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4168.2.9 (crc07492) (abstract)

Conservation: Metriaclima usisyae is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Although M. usisyae is rather common at Mara Rocks and on Tchinga Reef, these two localities are the only areas of known distribution of this species. The fact that these two places are rather small the species should be listed as vulnerable to extinction.